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Bowdoin's search for its 
eleventh president, initiated after 
Roger Howell announced his 
resignation last January, appears 
to be nearing completion. 
Although members of the 
College's Presidential Nominating 
Committee are withholding the 
names of finalists to protect their 
privacy, a recommendation to the 
Governing Boards is likely to be 
made at the committee's next 
meeting this Sunday, the Orient 
learned this week. 

Committee members have been 
avoiding any semblance of a 
timetable so as not to be pressured 
into a premature decision. 
However, William C. Pierce, 
Chairman of the Committee and 
Vice President of the Board of 
Trustees feels the search may be 
coming to an end at the next 
meeting of the committee. "I 
would be very disapointed, I 
would say, if I didn't come home on 
Sunday happy about the day's 
work," he remarked. 

Discussion' of individual can- 
didates began in the spring when 
resumes began reaching the 
committee. Names were solicited 
from members of the College 

community and ads were placed in 
several professional journals (eg. 
The Chronicle of Higher 
Education). Every application was 
read by each member of the 

committee and rated. Several 
candidates were then invited for 
interviews. "I had my first 
meeting with a candidate back in 
April," Pierce disclosed. Com- 

Who will be the next one to occupy this white mansion, whose garage has an electric door? 


mittee members declined to 
discuss the number of remaining 

The Nominating Committee has 
operated in secrecy to avoid the 
leaking of the names of any 
potential candidates. Members 
cite the case of Brown University, 
who, several years ago, leaked the 
names of three contenders for 
their vacant presidency. "All three 
candidates felt forced to resign," 
according to Scott Perper 78, one 

of the student representatives to 
the committee. John Howland, 
Professor of Biology and one of 
two faculty representatives, also 
cited the Brown case. "We will not 
let that happen here," he said. 

Members of the committee have 
been charged with the task of 
presenting one name to the 
Governing Boards for ratification. 
The Overseers and Trustees have 
the final determination. Pierce 
suspects that a special meeting of 
the Boards will be called ten days 
after the committee's choice is 

(Continued on page 6) 


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The Oldest Continuously-Published College Weekly in the United States 

VOLUME cvir 



English professor Wendy Fairey has stepped into the job of 
Dean of Students, which Alice Early vacated last year. Orient/ 

Administration changes face 


Freshmen are not the only ones 
who are finding themselves in 
strange and unfamiliar 
Surroundings this first week. In 
fact, there are 16 faculty members 
and eight administrators whose 
jobs differ from last fall. 

Although the numbers may 
seem large, the majority of the 
new faculty are temporary 
replacements for professors who 
are on sabbatical leave. Dean of 
the Faculty Alfred Fuchs at- 
tributes this year's rise in new 

faces to "a cyclical process. We 
just happened to have a lot of new 
professors here seven years ago 
who are now eligible for their 
leave. There will be fewer next 

Thirteen of the twenty-two 
major departments have at least 
one new member. Heading the list 
is the History Department with 
three. Math (two) is the only other 
department with multiple 

By far the most noticeable of the 

(Continued on page 4) 

Howell targets courses, majors 
in his last Convocation address 


In his last Convocation address 
as President of Bowdoin College, 
Roger Howell, Jr. called for an 
expansion of interdisciplinary 
work and redirection of the 
traditional major system. 
"Everyone knows," said Howell 
last Friday, "that some of the most 
exciting work going on in various 
scholarly fields is on the borderline 
between traditional disciplines." 
Howell therefore recommended 
that students be allowed greater 
freedom in constructing their own 
major programs and greater 
commitment on the part of the 
College to design courses bridging 
the divisions of curriculum. 

"It is sound practice," said 
Howell, "in the pursuit of liberal 
learning to work in depth within 
some defined area." The President 
warned, however, that "a major 
ought to be more than just the 
accumulation of a specified 
number of course credits within a 

President Howell criticized the 
Bowdoin advising system as an 
obstacle to freer major programs. 
"It is assumed." said he, "that the 
advising responsibility changes, at 
the time of selection of a major, to 
the major department, and that in 
turn assumes that the student is 
pursuing one of the recognized 
departmental majors." Howell 
attacked the lack of any criteria 
for judging an individually planned 
major as a source of "confusion, 

inconsistency, and at times, 

President Howell also cited the 
apparent lack of interest on the 
part of the academic departments 
for interdisciplinary courses. "We 
already have various in- 
terdisciplinary programs in the 
catalogue," Howell told the 
audience in the First Parish 
Church. 'Their existence in print 
creates expectations that we 
ought to be able to meet, but all 
too frequently, we fall short 
despite recurrent expressions of 
support or encouragement." 

Hindering the' advancement of 
interdepartmental work at 
Bowdoin, according to Howell, 
were the old pitfalls of the freeze 
on the size of the faculty and the 

tendency of departments to set 
priorities without regard for other 
disciplines. "I have yet to hear 
anyone speak against the virtues 
of interdisciplinary work in 
principle," said Howell. "But 
translating lip service into con- 
crete results seems to be quite 
another problem here, I think the 
College clearly has a long way to 


Though President Howell chose 
the major system and in- 
terdisciplinary work as his two 
principal topics, he called for a 
reexamination of the set size of the 
faculty; advised the faculty and 
students of the decreasing 
amounts of funds devoted to the 
curriculum; and criticized "the 

(Continued on page 4) 

Broad courses open up 


Courses m Biochemistry, En- 
vironmental Studies and scattered 
Senior Center seminars constitute 
Bowdoin's "interdisciplinary of- 
ferings this fall, although more 
subjects — including a possible 
British Studies major - are on the 
horizon after President Howell's 
proposal for a more integrated 

President Howell threw open 
the floodgates of debate at his 
college Convocation speech 

September 9, urging "extended 
and careful discussion" of the 
major system in general and in- 
terdisciplinary studies in par- 

Pointing out that proposals for 
student-designed majors which 
cross departmental lines are 
reviewed individually by the 
Recording Committee, Howell 
recommended that the committee 
"create an institutional policy for 

(Continued on page 5) 



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SEPT. 16, 1977 



On Convocation 

When President Howell delivered his 
Convocation speech on September 9, he 
offered one of his last official diagnoses 
of the College's situation, as leader of 
the creature itself. We should pay 
attention to what he said. 

Bowdoin's budget is balanced, and 
students are still excelling. Bowdoin is 
rather wealthy, compared to other 
private colleges. That's the good news. 
The bad is that the faculty size is 
frozen, less money is spent on the 
curriculum, the Federal government is 
costing us an enormous amount of time 
and paperwork, and vocationalism is 
eating into liberal learning. Although 
the President did not mention it, we 
believe that there will be consequences 
for the members of the College — both 
those hoping to matriculate and those 
entering upon the world after 
graduation — in a case to be argued 
before the Supreme Court this fall, 
which pits a rejected medical student 
against a university that he claims 
discriminated against him. 

But each and every question men- 
tioned above is rooted in long term 
economic trends, the patterns of our 
country's population change, or 
groundswells of political sentiment. 
Realistically speaking, there is little we 
can do to change these things, right 
here, right now, tomorrow. 

The College community can take one 
stride in the direction of a humane 
education, however, and that is to work 
for the creation of interdepartmental 
programs, whose cost would seem to be 
minimal, if they can be arranged by 
committees of professors already, 
teaching at Bowdoin. The question isn't 
money, it's pride; pride and tunnel 
vision that convinces one that the world 
can only be examined through existing 
disciplines, disciplines that sometimes 
dictate answers in advance. 

The College offers Biochemistry and 
Environmental Science, but humanities 
should have like advantage, and more. 
Our world needs new visions, new ways 
of looking at things. We cannot press 
too strongly our support for individual 
majors, courses of broad thinking, and • 
programs by combined departments. 


The process of choosing a new 
president is a long and, by nature, 
secretive process. Members of the 
Presidential Nominating Committee — 
faculty, trustees, and students — have 
all shown an admirable restraint in 
their discussion of presidential can- 

Despite our curiosity about the 
process and personalities involved in 
this important selection, the Orient 
believes that this choice — because it 

will have such a profound effect on the 
future of Bowdoin — should be made in 

the confines of the committee and 
Governing Boards, not in the emotional 
arena of daily Bowdoin affairs. The 
College is then spared the rumors and 
political infighting that would 
inevitably result from open meetings. 

Each segment of the Bowdoin 
population is in some way represented 
on the selection committee: there must 
be some faith in their judgment, or 
Bowdoin will face the awkward 
problem experienced at Brown 
University several years ago (see story 
page one). There will be ample op- 
portunity for students and faculty to 
make their own judgments in the next 
few years. 

Of course once a decision has been 
announced, we hope that members of 
the committee will come forward with a 
reasonable explanation of the selection 
process. The College community does 
not have the right to know who was 
considered, but the need to know how 
the finalists were chosen from more 
than 300 applicants. 

The new president of Bowdoin 
College will have many pressing issues 
to deal with in the next several years. 
The budget, affirmative action, and the 
size of the faculty will require large 
investments of time and energy. 
Bowdoin's eleventh president should 
not have his ability to lead the College 
compromised by overeager journalists. 
The Orient recognizes its responsibility 
in this matter, we hope the committee 
and Governing Boards recognize theirs 
after a decision has been made. 

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Congratulations! You have just 
passed the Bowdoin survival test and 
you now can look forward to a few 
pleasant weeks of autumn. Making it up 
to the fourth floor of Coleman wasn't 
easy; for that matter, neither was 
unpacking the family car and getting 
rid of your parents, who insisted on 
taking four hundred feet of 
Kodachrome II. But you hadn't half 

Theresas rush, with its fast talk, 
fast drink, and fast sells, and those 
slow, painful mornings. Registration 
was another headache in triplicate, and 
you wonder why you've been given ah 
Estonian teaching fellow. But you had 
the weekend to convalesce in time for 
the first week of classes, that is, if you 
didn't over-indulge on drop night. 

But now it's all behind you. Enjoy the 
campus; it's something to see. Go to the 
beach or have a beer, sit back and say, 
"I made it." The Orient extends its 
sincere welcome to the Class of 1981. 


Reach out 

To the Editor: 

Last year the Bowdoin com- 
munity wrestled with the con- 
troversial, and sometimes an- 
noying, question of the college's 
position on minority recruitment 
for faculty positions. The over- 
whelming feeling was that the 
faculty and administration had 
been negligent in their respon- 
sibility to create a diverse en- 
vironment. One in which a more 
dynamic exchange of ideas would 
be possible. 

As a result, several hundred 
students, the Executive Com- 
mittee of the student government, 
and the Afro- American Society 
joined forces to voice their con- 
cerns. The coalition pressured the 
faculty and administration to take 
concerted steps. Near the end of 
the semester the Faculty Affairs 
Committee met with student 
representatives to discuss future 
recruitment and hiring practices. 
The committee decided that the 
major emphasis would be placed 
on the individual department 
heads. It would be their 
responsibility to increase the 
number of black faculty members. 

The confrontation that evolved 
during that period was probably 
the most significant in Bowdoin's 
history. The actual issue was 
insignificant in relation to the type 
of support it received from the 
student body. For the first time 
black and white students and 
organizations worked collectively., 
to deal with a situation that 
ostensibly pertained to black 
students, but had underlying 
relevance to the entire com- 
munity. During that period of 

confrontation very few stopped to 
realize the impact of the student 
coalition and consequently, its 
importance was greatly . un- 

Bowdoin is a segmented com- 
munity. Each sector acts, more or 
less, irrespectively of the other. 
This is particularly evident in the 

relationship between the Afro- 
American Society and the white 
community. The Afro-Am, 
theoretically oriented to serve the 
needs of the entire campus, 
concentrates on developing black 
solidarity, and does so with in- 
creasingly less efficiency. This 
being the case, the society appears 
as a black elitest organization that 
is unconcerned with the questions, 
needs, and desires of the white 

The Afro-American Studies 
Committee, headed by Dr. John C. 
Walter, is now leading the drive 
to pressure department heads 
about black faculty recruitment. 
With the exception of those who 
sit on the committee, student 
concern over this issue has 
dwindled. Moreover, the 
realization that student solidarity 
is essential to the overall growth 
of the community has slipped 

Our campus is divided by fear 
and misunderstanding. No one on 
either side of the racial barrier has 
the courage or desire to break it 
down. We live with our in- 
securities without question. In the 
70's it is becoming apparent that 
racial differences are obsolete. 
Yet, it is in my belief that nothing 
short of a crisis, on a national or 
local scale, will reunite these 
contravening groups of people. 
Meanwhile, we will live as though 
the barriers are irrelevant and do 
not stunt our growth or ability to 
perceive the world as it really 

Undoubtedly, the black com- 
munity at this college will grow. If 
it grows without white input, or 
rejects white participation, its 
growth will be meaningless. Two 
things must happen, a.) The black 
community must reach out so that 
it can grow and understand its 
present environment; b.) The 
white community must show 
interest and be willing to risk the 
loss of personal images to create a 
stronger, more cohesive en- 
vironment. Without these oc- 
currences Bowdoin, like many 
other small private institutions, 
will remain a white college that 
allows blacks to attend. 

Harold M. Wingood 79 


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SEPT. 16, 1977 



Pledge numbers slump to 62% 


Fraternity membership 
slumped to 62 percent of the class 
of 1981 this year, failing to repeat 
the high 71 percent drop of last 
year. Deke led the field with 45 
new members, closely followed by 
TD with 44. While six houses 
(Deke, TD, Delta Sig, Beta, Chi 
Psi, and Zete) all netted well over 
thirty members, the remaining 
four fraternities failed to get even 
half of what the leaders received. 

AD, coming off of a bumper 
maiden year last fall, received only 
19 members. Andy Adam 79, 
president of ARU - the house 
that finished last with 15 people 
dropping — said he thought his 
house was just "hitting a poor 

Breaks with Tradition 
This year's rush represented 
several breaks with tradition. The 
Interfraternity Council (IFC) 
abolished the quota system which 
in the past designated a maximum 
of freshmen members a fraternity 
could have, i.e., 10 percent of the 
class. Also the IFC shortened the 

remarked Mike Margolis 79 
president of Delta Sig. Another 
commented that the makeup of 
this class was somehow different. 

Whatever the reason, fraternity 
membership reversed its shift of 
last year and returned to the 
percentage of 1975, ending 
speculation that the trend was 
part of the return of the fraternity 

Turning Away 

In general house leaders said 
they were satisfied with the seven 
day rush and having no quota 
system. "I think the best thing is 
for each house to set its own 
quota." said Neil Moses, '80, 
president of TD. He added that 
quotas only succeeded in hurting 
people by houses having to turn 
them away once they reached 
their quota. 

Even the houses who did not get 
more than twenty members were 
not unhappy with the changes in 
rush. "The banning of the quota 
system was as good for our house 
as it was bad," remarked ARU 
president Adam. 
















Delta Sig 








Chi Psi 












Kappa Sig 















242 students, 62% of a class of 386, joined fraternities this year. 
^* Figures not available. j 

rush from ten days to six days and 
preregistered all freshmen in 
rotational eating. 

Fraternity presidents down- 
played the effects of these changes 
on the number of new fraternity 
members. "I think the biggest 
effect was the speech given by 
John Holt 79 (on behalf of in- 
dependents) during orientation," 

Fraternities seemed even more 
pleased with the length of rush. 
"I'm willing to keep the six day 
rush, even if it means having dro 
night on Sunday." said Marg 
IFC president Skip Horween 78 
told the fraternity presidents that 
he hoped that the Sunday drop 
night could be changed next year 
without changing the length of 

Dirty rushing was virtually 
nonexistent, despite the fact that 
this year there was no quota 
system by which to penalize the 
fraternities, Dean of Students 
Wendy Fairey, who would have 
handled reports of dirty rushing, 
said she thought the fear of 
reimplementing the quota system 
kept the fraternities in line. "I'm 
just pleased that there was no 
dirty rushing," she remarked. 


Rush was not without incident, 
though. Several houses received 
complaints of excessive noise from 
neighbors. Assistant to the Dean 
of Students Sallie Gilmore warned 
the fraternity presidents that it 
would be "very impolitic" to have 
noisy initiations. "Rather than let 
the fraternal organizations be 
sued, the college will step in ahead 
of time," cautioned Gilmore. 

There also was some question as 
to whether or not the freshmen 
were actually eating at the 
fraternities. Fairey said she 
received a report that the fresh- 
men were not coming to their 
meals. Horween added that meal 
attendance was down all over and 
it was not known where the fresh- 
men were eating. 

A smoke detector at Beta (see arrow, above) is one of the precau- 
tions against fire that the Brunswick Fire Department com- 
pelled Bowdoin fraternities to install. Orient/Thorndike. 

Safety laws 

Fire inspection burns frats 


The Brunswick Fire Depart- 
ment, in an effort to bring 
Bowdoin fraternity houses up to 
fire safety standards, last year 
inspected each house for the first 
time. From December through 
May, all ten fraternity houses 
were inspected on a staggered 
basis, and recommendations for 
fire safety improvements were 
made by the Fire Prevention 
Bureau of the Brunswick Fire 

Faculty committee moves on sex quotas, 
profs question Senior Center seminars 

Boards approve 
proximity locks, 

but can tunnel 


The governing boards approved 
proximity locks and rescinded 
their proposal to construct the 
tunnel between the Hawthorne- 
Longfellow Library and Hubbard 
Hall at a meeting held last spring. 

Influencing the outcome of the 
May 26 meetings were the 
recommendations of the Policy 
Committee. The committee, which 
reviews the reports of various sub- 
committees and then presents the 
information to the governing 
boards, supported proximity locks 
to insure greater privacy for 
students and better security on 
campus. Despite a submitted plea 
against the locks from the Student 
Assembly, both the Trustees and 
the Overseers voted in favor of 
adopting an electronic security 

Recent developments con- 
cerning the proximity locks show 
the new 'system may not be 
available for an indefinite amount 
of time. According to David N. 
Edwards, director of Jhe Physical 
Plant, proximity locks would 
(Continued on page 7) 


. A motion that would prohibit 
reference to any sexual ratios or 
quotas in Bowdoin admissions for 
the classes of 1982 and 1983 was 
introduced by Professor David 
Page, Chairman of the Committee 
on Admissions and Student Aid at 
this Monday's faculty meeting. In 
other business, another motion 
called for approval by the faculty 
and the Curriculum and 
Educational Policy Committee for 
any Senior Center seminar with 
more than twenty-five students 

The Page motion, endorsed by 
the Committee on Admissions and 
Student Aid, would require the 
results of the 'sex-blind' ad- 
missions policy to be reported to 
the faculty in the fall of 1979 for 
assessment and further recom- 
mendations. Should the faculty 
approve such a measure, it would 
be transmitted to the governing 
boards for final approval. For 
reasons of procedure, the motion 
was tabled for the next faculty 

Professor of English A. LeRoy 
Greason moved to exert tighter 
academic controls over the course 
offering of the Senior Center 
Council. Suggesting that the 
Council exercises too much 
authority in sponsoring a seminar, 
Greason cited the course in 
'Human Sexuality' as an example. 
Approximately fifty students are 
currently enrolled in the seminar, 
which will be largely planned by 

students under the supervision of 
Professor Peskay of the 
Psychology Department. Greason 
contended that courses of such 
scope and size should henceforth 
be approved by the faculty and the 
CEP committee. His motion was 
also tabled until the next faculty 

Dean Nyhus told the faculty 
that James Bowdoin Day would be 
set aside for mandatory meetings 
between advisors and advisees. 
He expressed the hope that after 
the academic ceremonies, students 
and their teachers could mingle 
under conditions less formal than 
the classroom or office. 

Nyhus also reviewed the faculty 
decision to allow students a 
pass/fail option with one course in 
the regular course load. This 
policy permits a total of four 
pass/fail courses to be taken in 
eight semesters, though the 
student is limited to one such 
course in any given semester. 

Dean Nyhus also noted that the 
number of older students, those 
beyond the eighteen to twenty- 
two range, has increased. The 
Dean informed the meeting that 
some of these students are merely 
auditing courses, while some are 
seeking formal credit. Nyhus 
recommended* that admissions 
procedures for older and special 
students be regularized. 

Professor Whiteside reported 
for the Committee of Five, the 
liaison between the governing 
boards and the faculty. Whiteside 

announced a few changes in the 
membership of the boards and 
recapped President Howell's 
concern for funds devoted to the 
curriculum. He also informed the 
faculty that there is little 
likelihood of construction of the 
tunnel connecting the Library and 
Hubbard Hall in the near future 
due to cost increases and that 
installation of proximity locks for 
the dormitories was also un- 
certain. Professor Whiteside also 
reported that according to 
Director of the Museum Watson, 
the expensive climate control 
system for the Art Museum will 
probably not be necessary. 

In a separate anouncement, 
Professor Whiteside mentioned 
that a teacher in nearby Lisbon, 
Maine had been prevented by the 
local schoolboard from assigning 
certain reading material. 
Whiteside invited any interested 
faculty to consult him on ideas for 
action on the matter, possibly to 
be undertaken by the A.A.U.P. 

The inspection, which marks the 
first time that the fire department 
has thoroughly examined 
Bowdoin's fraternity houses, was 
instigated by the occurrence of 
tragic fires in fraternity houses at 
two midwestern universities. The 
Brunswick Fire Department was 
concerned for the safety of 
fraternity house occupants, and 
initiated the complete inspections. 

All ten houses have either 
completed, or are now completing, 
the improvements required by the 
Brunswick Fire Department. 
Among the most common 
problems were insufficient or 
inadequate exits, and open 
stairways which act as a chimney 
in the event of a fire. 

In order to meet the 
requirements, some frats had to 
spend large sums of money, which 
were furnished by the house 
corporations. Meeting the safety 
regulations necessitated a com- 
plete rewiring of the Beta house, 
one of the older houses on campus. 
Numerous fire doors were in- 
stalled in the halls of Psi U, and 
the main stairway was enclosed. 

Some fraternity members felt 
that the fire department was 
unduly harassing or marring the 
beauty of their house by imposing 
these changes. However, Deputy 
Chief Emerson of the Brunswick 
Fire Dept. stressed that no major 
changes were recommended 
unless they were absolutely 
essential to the safety of the oc- 

Only two fraternities are 
currently tied into Bowdoin's fire 
alarm system. In the event of a 
fire, an alarm is sent to the 
computer center and to the fire 
department, and the location of 
the fire is printed out. The College 
hopes that all ten fraternities will 
eventually be tied into this 
computer system. 

The Fire Prevention Bureau will 
be revisiting the houses during the 
year to make sure that the 
requirements have been met. 
They also hope to set up meetings 
with members of the houses, in 
order to explain why certain 
changes were necessary, and to 
request student support and 



SEPT. M>, 1977 

Library overloads, 
no relief in sight 


Close to 10,000 volumes of books 
and periodicals are being moved 
from Hawthorne-Longfellow 
library to Hubbard Hall, in an 
effort to stall the overcrowding of 
the library, according to Librarian 
Arthur Monke. Another 50,000 
volumes will go to Hubbard next 
year if no solution to the over- 
crowding is found. 

The books shifted this year 
bring the total number on the 
Hubbard stacks to 80,000 volumes. 
These are largely sets of research 
books for example, the 
Congressional Record, which are 
not used as often as individual 
books, but, Monke warns, "Next 
year we will have to pull them 
right off the shelf." 

In order for a student to take 
out one of these books he will have 
to place an order at the circulation 
desk and will be required to wait 
twenth-four hours for the 

The Hawthorne-Longfellow 
building was constructed in 1965 
to house the library and ad- 
ministration for a period of ten 
years. After 1975, the ad- 
ministration was scheduled to 
move to a new location and the 
library would expand into the 
remaining portion of the building. 
Due to a decline in college ex- 
pansion and budgetary problems, 
the administration was never 

Last year, members of the 
governing boards and library 
officials began meeting to find a 
solution to the overcrowding. The 

Howell pounds 
academic inertia 
in curriculum 


(Continued from page 1) 

ever-expanding web of Federal 
and state regulations and in- 
terpretations of regulations which 
entangle an institution of this 

He pronounced the state of the 
College to be sound, however, "By 
virtually all of the usual in- 
dications, the College is strong and 
flourishing," the President said. 

Reaction among students to 
President Howell's Convocation 
address was mixed, but generally 
favorable. Some looked upon it as 
a low-key speech, of little con- 
troversy when compared to his 
recommendations last year for 
distributional requirements and a 
more traditional grading system. 
"I thought Roger would go out 
with a bit more flair," said one 
student. President Howell's term 
of office expires at the end of this 
academic year and he has chosen 
to resign. Several students, 
however, seemed pleased with 
what the President had to say. 
Said one: "Hooray for Roger; I 
know a few professors for whom 
his speech should be required 

Student Union Committee 
Representatives are needed 
from the Moulton Union and 
Senior Center. Petitions are 
available from both the 
Moulton Union Information 
Desk and the Senior Center 
Information Desk. The 
Deadline for - petitions is 
September 21 and the election 
will be held on the 23rd. Call 
yJay Butler at extension 450. ^ 

Library Committee proposed that 
a tunnel be built between the 
library and Hubbard Hall, giving 
access to the shelves in Hubbard. 
This would have increased the 
library capacity by 200,000 
volumes and would make it easier 
to reach the books in Hubbard. 

The proposal was first approved 
by the governing boards during 
their winter meeting, but then 
suspended in May when it was 
found that the cost would be 
double what was expected. The 
plan is now in limbo, pending 
study on how to decrease the cost. 

The present library buildings 
are designed -to hold 407,000 
volumes but actually contain 
460,000, plus 80,000 books stored 
in Hubbard. Faced with these 
facts, the library administration 
has moved 10,000 volumes into 
Hubbard and plans to move 50,000 
more next summer. 

This can not go on forever, 
Monke warns. Each year the 
library receives 15,000 new 
volumes; at this rate library of- 
ficials estimate that they have just 
six more years of expansion into 
Hubbard, but that would mean the 
relegation of 200,000 books to the 
Hubbard annex. 

• While waiting for the outcome of 
the tunnel study, the library is 
looking into several temporary 
plans, including installing more 
compact shelves, which cut down 
on books' accessibility. But this is 
not enough, Monke claims, "We 
desperately need more shelving 

The Bowdoin Library uses sophisticated equipment like the computer above, but overcrowding 
forces the steady exile of volumes to the bowels of the Hubbard Hall annex. Without renovation, 
no solution is in sight. Orient/Howarth. 

I like it 

Class of '81 enters to Admissions fanfare 


New students poured out of 
Pickard Theater last week after 
their pep talk from the Bowdoin 

One freshman muttered to 
another, "so they try to tell us this 
is the best class ever. I bet that's 
what they always say." 

Regardless of the cliches, 
Bowdoin's new class of 1981 seems 
to be living up to the high stan- 
dards set by its predecessors. 

The freshmen have been 
described as energetic, quiet, 

At this week's convocation, President Roger Howell delivered 
one of his last official speeches this year. Orient/Thorndike. 

lively, mellow and serious, 
depending on who is doing the 

Hailing from as far away as as 
Hong Kong and as close as Top- 
sham, the new students represent 
hours of hard, diligent work on the 
part of Admissions Director Bill 
Mason and his staff. 

Mason estimates the Ad- 
missions Office spent over 1,500 
hours interviewing candidates for 
the Class of 1981. With the arrival 
of 386 freshmen last week, Mason 
said he felt all the work was 
paying off. 

"I have found them very 
outgoing and welcoming," he said. 
"They seem eager to get right off 
the mark. It is a certain 
seriousness, added to an un- 
derlying enthusiasm and 
willingness to approach it with 
energy and fun." 

Mason added that the Class of 
1981 has already made a hit with 
some members of the college 
community. "The other day 
someone stopped me on the way 
and said he had noticed it, too. 
They have spunk. They bring a lot 
of energy and resilience they need 
to carry them through those first 
few days." 

About 55 percent are New 
Englanders, statistics show, with 

Administration has new Dean of Students, 
faculty extends a welcome to professors 

(Continued from page 1) 

changes is Wendy Fairey, who has 
replaced the Harvard-bound Alice 
Early as Dean of Students. Ap- 
pointed a week before Com- 
mencement, Mrs. Fairey has been 
serving in her new capacity since 
July 1. Last year, she spent her 
first year at Bowdoin as an 
Assistant Professor of English. 

Dean Fairey has assumed her 
office with no set plans to alter the 
general practices of her 
predecessor. However, she sees 
herself as a different person than 
Dean Early was and believes that 
changes will arise from that. 

The new Dean of Students will 
also continue teaching English, 

Dean Fairey is looking forward 
to her new job. It offers her, she 
thinks, a different perspective on 
the students. "When teaching, 
you're primarily concerned with 
what you're teaching them. I have 
a much more central view from the 
Dean's office. I see more than their 
academic concerns." 

Like Dean Fairey, Dr. Robert 
T. Curtis, Visiting Assistant 
Professor of Mathematics, is 
looking forward to a fresh 
challenge. The graduate ot Sidney 
Sussex College, Cambridge, 
England, said that he was "excited 
and (that) the campus is 

Dr. J. Clayton Braun, Assistant 
Professor of Chemistry, is also a 

although at the rate of only one newcomer to Maine, having spent 

course per semester. Mrs. Fairey 
is glad that she will continue 
teaching because "that is what I 
know best. I've been doing it for 
eight years and I still enjoy it." 

a great deal of time in Florida. He 
worked there recently as a 
Postdoctoral Research Associate 
at Florida State University. Dr. 
Braun's 'initial impressions of 

Bowdoin was that it is "beautiful 
and the students in my class seem 
very bright." 

Other new faculty include the 
three historians, Mr. Charles R. 
Backus, Dr. Kathy M. Waldron, 
and Dr. William A. Weary. The 
sole. Government recruit is Mr. 
Robert P. Kraynak. 

New science teachers include 
Dr. W. Patrick Hays (Physics), 
Ms. Susan W. Vince (Biology), and 
the aforementioned Dr. Baum. 

More new additions are: Dr. 
Marilyn R. Fischer (Philosophy), 
Dr. Stephen T. Fisk 
(Mathematics), Ms. Lynn D. 
Gordon (Education), Dr. Peter T. 
Gottachalk (Economics), Mr. John 
S. Hawley (Religion). Dr. Alberto 
M. MacLean (Romance 
Languages), Mr. Paul E. 
Schaffner (Psychology), and Mr. 
Daniel Smirlock (English) . 

20 percent representing the Mid 
Atlantic states. The remaining 25 
percent are from the South, the 
Midwest, the Far West and 
foreign countries. 

Mason added that the ad- 
missions office received the second 
highest number of applications in 
the history of the college, with a 
grand total of 3,730 applicants for 
the freshman class. The highest 
number on record is 4,065 for the 
Class of 1978. Also, the large 
number of students studying away 
this year made it possible to admit 
the second largest freshman class, 
Mason added. 

"This turn of events was totally 
unexpected. The demographic 
estimates show that we are 
running contrary to national 
norms, and that is surprising," he 
said. "But I like it." 

A whopping 35 percent of the 
freshman class was admitted on 
the early decision plan, allowing 
the admissions office to get a head 
start on admissions for the Class of 
1982. 'They just never stop 
coming," Mason explained. "But 
that's what makes this job ex- 

The figures for minority 
students, however, showed that 
Bowdoin is in line with national 
trends for small liberal arts 

Just 12 of the 30 black students 
who were admitted last year 
eventually matriculated at 
Bowdoin. The figure is a slight 
increase over last year's total of 
eight blacks who entered. 

"This shows, I think, that if 
black students in general — if you 
can make a generalization — have 
a preference, it is for other 
colleges that may be all black. The 
Ivies have the same problem. It is 
an apparent movement to all-black 

Mason said he hoped that 
another spring weekend to show 
black students the day-to-day life 
of Bowdoin would attract a few 
more minority students. "It's 
going to take work, but I'm not 
discouraged," he said. 

Professor Lucy S. 
Dawidowicz of Yeshiva 
University, New York CKy, 
will speak on the topic of "The 
Holocaust of Contemporary 
Thought" in the Kresge 
Auditorium in the Visual Arts 
Center, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m. 
as a speaker for the Spindel 

SEPT. 16, 1977 



New catalogue to chronicle alumni 


After two years of diligent 
work, Bowdoin will publish the 
most comprehensive biographical 
record ever compiled of the people 
who have attended, taught at, or 
helped govern the College. The 
catalogue will contain 16,000 
entries and span the period 1900- 

Ed Born '57, the College Editor 
and Editor of the catalogue, 
estimates that the volume, in its 
final form, "will be between 800- 
1000 pages." The books should be 
ready by November. 

Mr. Born sees the general 
catalogue as having two primary 
purposes. "First, it is a record of 
the accomplishments of Bowdoin 
men and women. It documents the 

Toodleloo, Lou 

history of Bowdoin College." 

"Second is the alumni relations 
aspect. The book helps Bowdoin 
men and women to get in contact 
with each other. It draws us closer 
together. Bowdoin relies heavily 
on alumni for financial and moral 
support. This catalogue will keep 
them interested and involved." 
Mr. Born also pointed to the fact 
that the questionnaire sent out to 
all alumni helped update files 
which are in the process of being 
computerized. Bowdoin maintains 
profiles of all its graduates. 

The total project cost will be 
approximately $125,000. It is the 
hope of all involved that, within 
two years, $50,000 of that will be 
recovered through sales. The book 
right now is being offered for a 

Alumni Secretary resigns 

Former Alumni Secretary and 
History lecturer Lou Briasco 
'69. BNS. 

Louis B. Briasco, alumni 
secretary of the college and 
secretary-treasurer of the Alumni 
Association, recently announced 
he will resign from his offices next 

Briasco, who graduated from 
the college in 1969 summa cum 
laude and was a member of Phi 
Beta Kappa, has no definite plans 
for the future. Aside from his 
dealings with alumni affairs, he 
was a lecturer in the history 
department for five years. 

During his tenure as Bowdoin's 
alumni secretary, the college ha.« 
undertaken a more active role i 
the organization and coordinate 
of alumni club programs ar. u 
Commencement Weekend class 

In the course of his stay here, 
Briasco served as a faculty advisor 
to undergraduate students and as 
chapter counselor for the college 
chapter of Beta Theta Pi frater- 

special pre-publication price of 
$25.00. The "newsstand" price will 
be $35.00. Advanced sales have 
already reached the 500 mark. 

The catalogue is prefaced by 
Herbert Ross Brown H'63, one of 
Bowdoin's most popular teachers 
since he came to the College in 
1925. According to Mr. Born, 
Professor Emeritus Brown's "wit 
and humor, and the richness of his 
knowledge about Bowdoin add a 
warm human quality." 

The project actually started 
three years ago with the efforts of 
the late wife of Professor John 
Turner, Leigh. Mrs. Turner did 
the preliminary research 
necessary to start the catalogue. 
From June 1975, onwards, six 
people were working nearly full 
time, compiling and updating 
information on the living and 
researching the past on some of 
the deceased. 

The new edition is the sixth to 
be published in English; there 
were 23 in Latin. The last one was 
published in 1950. 

The following is a fictitious 
sample biography: 

ACKERMAN, William 
Blake. A.B. cum laude, 
Phi Beta Kappa; A.M. 
Harvard 1927. Psi Up- 
silon. b. Holyoke MA 
Dec. 31 1903; m. Jane 
Doe Aug. 29, 1930, ch.: 
Sally, Mary. 

Government professor Christian Potholm (at left) and An- 
thropology professor David Kertzer (right) and Professor of 
History John Langlois, Jr. (not pictured) have received Ful- 
b right grants for study abroad. BNS. 

Three reap Fulbrights 
to study in far-off places 


Three Bowdoin professors have 
received Fulbright grants from 
the U.S. Department of State for 
research overseas. They are 
professors David I. Kertzer, 
Anthropology, John I). Langlois, 
of History, and Christian P. 
Potholm II, of Government. The 
awards were announced in 
Washington, D.C. by the Board of 
Foreign Scholarships. Appointed 
by the President, the Board 
selects outstanding scholars, 
teachers, and students for ad- 
vanced study or teaching abroad 
under terms of the Mutual 
Educational and Cultural Ex- 
change Act of 1961, popularly 
known as the Fulbright Hays Act. 

Professor Langlois will begin 

eleven months of study in Japan 
and the Republic of China starting 
this month. The purpose of his 
research is to achieve an un- 
derstanding of the role of law in 
the formation of the Ming Dynasty 
and of the formative process of the 
dynastic system of the Later 
Chinese Empire. He will pursue 
his studies primarily at the 
Research Institute for Humanistic 
Studies at Kyoto, Japan, and the 
Academia Sinica, Taiwan-, 
Republic of China. 

Professor Kertzer will study the 
social implications of economic 
development in Southern Italy 
during the coming year. Kertzer 
will leave for Italy this coming 
January and will divide his work 
(Continued on page 71 

Course offerings to broaden 

(Continued from page 1) 

non trad i t ion al and non- 
departmental major programs." 

Howell then launched into the 
subject of interdisciplinary work. 
Noting that most members of the 

Governing boards bury library tunnel, 
okay proximity locks and yearly budget 

(Continued from page 3) 

Edwards also spoke briefly 
about the problems that led to the 
Policy Committee's recom- 
mendation for an indefinite 
suspension of the tunnel project. 
"The major concern is connecting 
the tunnel to Hubbard Hall," he 
said, "due to a high water table the 
job requires underpinning of the 
building foundation. That is to say. 
the foundation of Hubbard must be 
held up while the work beneath it 
is being done. Only several feet of 
clearing can be done at one time. 
The work becomes extremely 

Another problem with the 
tunnel project arose due to 
cramped space in the basement, in 
which workers must build an 
elevator and a required fire 
escape, which could only be built 
around the periphery of the 
elevator shaft. 

The initial cost estimate of the 
tunnel, which was set at $175,000, 
excluded underpinning of the 
foundation and the fire staircase. 
According to C. Warren Ring Jr., 
Vice President of Development, 
the price increased from the 
original estimate of $175,000 to 
$350,000. Any project cost- 

increase over ten percent of the 
preliminary figure comes under 
the review of the governing 
boards. The boards found the 
increment and the project in- 
compatible with the College's 
interests and the plan was 
suspended indefinitely. 

In other business, the governing 
boards approved an appropriation 
of $10,857,300 for educational and 
general expenses of the College for 
the fiscal year ending June 30, 

Moreover, the resignation of 
Philip S. Wilder as secretary to 
the President and Trustees was 
accepted. The nomination of Peter 
Charles Barnard was accepted for 
the position. 

Trustees and Overseers make 
up the governing boards. The 
Trustees comprise a fifteen- 
member group which meets 
throughout the year to propose 
legislation for governing the 
college. The Overseers, a 45- 
member board, meet strictly to 
concur or disagree with the 
legislation proposed by the 
Trustees. The next meeting of the 
governing boards will take place in 


present building security com- 
puter, a Johnson Control System 

80. The outfitters of the proximity 
locks, Schlegg Co., use a different 
electronic code than the JC-80. 
Unless the college is willing to buy 
as many as eight more control 
computers and locate them at 
various points throughout the 
campus, proximity locks will not 
be immediately installed, and 
according to Edwards, "this (eight 
more computers) just is not 

More recently, however, a black 
box interphase, a machine which 
translates the Schlegg code into 
the Johnson code, has been 
developed by Johnson Company. 
The cost for the product is pro- 
rated; thus, the phenomenal cost 
of research is split between the 
number of buyers in the market. 
Six or seven other potential black 
box seekers have recently dropped 
out of the market, however, 
leaving the College to pay for 100 
per cent of the research as well as 
the price of the merchandise. 

Edwarda complimented the 
present black box developed by 
Johnson, saying, - "it's first rate. 
Once people have the chance to see 
what the whole security system 
does, and what it doesn't 3o, 
people will like it." ' 

college community profess to be in 
favor of an integrated learning 
experience, he suggested that "lip 
service" be translated into 
"concrete results." 

President Howell's speech has 
raised some issues that will most 
likely remain in the foreground 
throughout Bowdoin's long winter, 
wheh the art of conversation is 
raditionally revived. 

Already, some administrators 

nd faculty members have voiced 

.pinions on interdisciplinary work, 

representing a wide range of ideas 

and criticisms. 

Paul Nyhus, Dean of the 
College, commented on his role in 
the debate. As Chairman of the 
Recording Committee, a member 
of the Curriculum and Educational 
Policy Committee, and chairman 
of a sub-committee that reviews 
curriculum proposals, Nyhus is 
involved in most matters per- 
taining to the courses offered at 

"In all sorts of areas of the 
curriculum, some of the most 
interesting work going on is in- 
terdisciplinary .... What we are 
concerned about is, first of all, 
getting some courses offered," 
Nyhus said. 

Proposals in front of the CEP 
Committee and the faculty this 
year will probably include a 
British Studies major, formulated 
by Professor Lutchmansingh and 
other members of the faculty 
interested in a major program 
incorporating various facets of 
British culture and background, 
Nyhus said. 

The Senior Center, with its 
popular seminars, offers yet 
another medium for "across the 
lines" studies, he added. 

Noting that Bowdoin ex- 

perimented with an American 
Studies program about three 
years ago, Nyhus said that the 
program was discontinued because 
"the departments were concerned 
that the programs presented by 
the students were not terribly 

"We don't want to pander to 
avoidance patterns," he continued, 
saying he thought "an appropriate 
collection of upper level courses" 
was necessary. 

Courses of study are already 
offered in Bio-chemistry and 
Environmental Studies, combining 
different aspects of learning, but 
more are in the works, he said. 

Anticipating the reaction of the 
faculty to the proposals and ideas, 
Nyhus ventured, "there (will) be 
very great respect in principle for 
the whole thing ... as long as it is 
not a system of escape routes from 
demanding courses." 

While President Howell 
suggested in his Convocation 
speech that one stumbling block to 
interdisciplinary work might arise 
in the form of threats to 
"departmental autonomy," Nyhus 
pointed out that the faculty 
reaction could go one of two ways. 

"They can see their time as 
being threatened or they can see it 
(interdisciplinary work) as a 
strengthening of the structure of 
their department." 

Obviously, there are practical 
restraints to combining or in- 
tegrating courses at a school such 
as Bowdoin, where time and 
energy are such precious com- 
modities, Nyhus added. 

"It has to do with the hours to be 
dedicated. Every department feels 
it is stretched to the limits of its 



SEPT. 16, 1977 

Monk dances for Pickard Theatre crowd 


If Jackson Pollack is the man 
who gave definition to abstract 
expressionism in painting, then 
Meredith Monk just may be the 
woman who did the same thing in 
dance. Pollack was known to fling 
or drip or pour his colors onto big 
canvases spread out on his studio 
floor. Similarly, Monk, who 
performed to a full Kresge 
Auditorium on Wednesday 
evening, flings, drips, and pours 
herself across the stage. 

Call it what you will — "truly 
experimental," or merely "avant- 
garde" she is a blue chip in the" 

When we see Nureyev or 
Jamison dance, we non-dancers 
are easily aware of our own 
inability to duplicate their feats. 
Watching Monk, some of us may 
be fooled into momentarily 
believing that we, too, could get 
on up there and do what she does 
with little more than nerve. But 
then, just as none of us non- 
painters could splash paint with 
the same complexities as Pollack, 
nor could we non-dancers splash 
our feet. about and produce what 
Monk produces. For there is 
astonishing control, and each 
movement is executed with 
enormous amounts of strength and 

Though her training is in dance, 
and her colleagues are, for the 
most part, dancers, Monk con- 
siders her own work to encompass 
three fields at once: dance, 
theatre, and music. "In a 
triangle," she tells me as we sit on 
the steps of the Kresge stage a few 
hours before the performance. "In 

Committee near* 
end of search 

(Continued from page 1) 
made. A similar procedure was 
used ten years ago in the con- 
firmaton of Roger Howell as the 
tenth president of Bowdoin 

Pierce does not rule out the 
possibility that Bowdoin's next 
president might be either a woman 
or a black. "Two (blacks) have 
been given very, very careful 
consideration," he revealed. Other 
committee members refused to 
discuss candidates under con- 
sideration. "Until that one guy is 
selected, everyone is a con- 
tender," said Jes Staley 79, the 
other student representative to 
the committee. 
. Despite the committee's efforts 
to avoid leaks, many rumors have 
been circulating among faculty and 
students in this first week of 
classes. Howland discounts them, 
saying, "There have been many 
rumors floating around campus 
and they are all wrong." 

Leroy G reason, Professor of 
English and the second faculty 
representative to the committee, 
preferred not to discuss the 
search. "I'm pleased with the 
progress we've made," he said. 
Greason points out the need to 
respect the privacy of the can- 
didates in explaining his reluc- 
tance to talk about the com- 
mittee's work. 

The student representatives to 
the committee hope to provide 
some insight into the committee's 
deliberations after a final selection 
has been made by the Governing 
Boards. 'The general methods ... 
will be let out," Staley said. Both 
Staley and Perper emphasize 
however, that no specific in- 
formation about the committee, its 
deliberations, or the candidates 
can be discussed. 

the dance world I am considered 
theatre. In the theatre world I am 
considered dance," Monk says. 
She laughs. "That way I get all the 

Although many of her works 
include other performers, (some of 
them as many as forty or fifty) 
tonight she is doing only one piece, 
a solo called "Songs from the Hill." 
Her props are few and her 
costume plain. She faces the 
audience directly, challenging us 
to judge her throaty noises and 
funny gestures, some grand, some 
almost as small as the. budget of 
Bowdoin's Dance Group. 
(Meredith Monk, is, for our Dance 
Group, the one major performance 
of the year, and it is only by the 
goodwill of a number of other 

organizations — the Committee on 
Lectures and Concerts, the Senior 
Center, and the Maine State 
Commission on the Arts and 
Humanities, to be precise — that 
she was able to appear at all). 

On the stage, her sequences 
move in waves of a sort of abstract 
mime. There is a lifted foot, two 
revolving hands, a finger pointing 
to something, or to nothing. She is 
also her own music. The chants 
and calls with which she ac- 
companies herself vary from deep, 
slow "hey"s and "ho"s to short, 
high-pitched "li li li li li"s. When 
she does actually lift her voice in 
song, it is rich, yet gentle. When 
her voice is silent, the movement 
is accompanied by the soft sounds 
of her feet slapping the stage floor. 


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stickwork of Trish Talcott, Sue 
Brown, and lefthander Karen 
Brodie will still be on hand. 

All of these returnees should be 
a good influence on the freshmen, 
especially since the first game 
played this year will be against 
University of Maine at Far- 
mington, a team that upset the 
Polar Bears during the regular 
season last year. Coach LaPointe, 
who ruefully remembers that 
game, stated that the 77 team will 
be prepared for such obstacles. 

This year's varsity schedule will 
test the team against schools of 
known quality. An early match 
with New Hampshire, coupled 
with a Boston College con- 
frontation in October will help fill 
those places left open on the 
schedule by the deletion of Brown 
and the University of Rhode 

between his research and] 
teaching. He plans to visit th 
Universities of Catania, Calabria, 
and Bologna, and will lecture on 
the effects of industrialization and 
the relationship between religion 
and politics in Italy. 

Professor Potholm, whose grant 
covers a seven-month period 
beginning in December, will study 
in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and 
Burundi. He will focus his research 
on the political, historical, and 
economic factors leading to the 
formation of the East African 
Community, East African 
Customs Union, and Common 
Services Organization to see how 
international integration has taken 
place in East Africa during the 
past decade. He will also take 
course in the Swahili language at 
Kenya's Swahili Institute. 




Vice Pres. Stowe Travel 


FINDING THOSE BARGAIN BUYS" in the sky for you all at 
Bowdoin will be our goal this year at the H.B. Stowe Travel 
Agency, 9 Pleasant St., Brunswick. You have all seen our "Wel- 
come to Brunswick" memo telling Who's Who at Stowe, so in this 
first "Stowe Column", we'll tell you what we know about all these 
new bargain air fares. 

If any one person can claim responsibility for this big "buyer's 
air market" it's an ebullient Englishman named Freddie Laker. 
And as many of you know Laker Airlines will start running its "Sky 
Train" on September 26. Round-trip standby fare from NYC is 

However, major airlines such as Pan Am, TWA and British 
Airways have now countered with new bargain fares of their own 
that are slightly more expensive but also offer more. The new 
"IATA" budget fare is only $256.00, round-trip, and these tickets 
can be purchased from Eric Westbye or me at Stowe Travel. 

In later columns, well be giving you all the details of these new 
international air fares, but in this first column, I want to also 
mention that budget airfares are proliferating in the domestic 
airlines, too. 

Eastern Airlines, of course, just got CAB approval to allow 
passengers to fly anywhere on its route system for only $299 00. 
The new fare plan allows passengers the run of the Eastern 
system, with some restrictions. ' 

Tickets have to be bought two at a time 14 days in advance of 
flight time and the trip must be for at least seven days but no more 
than 21 days. Passengers must make at least three stops, but 
there is no maximum limit, as long as they don't visit the same 
place twice. Delta and National Airlines have also filed similar 
plans with CAB, and we'll advise you when these fares are ap- 

The now Super Saver faros pioneered by American Airlines in 
the spring and quickly copied by TWA snd United, offer a 45 
percent reduction on East to West Coast tickets for passengers 
who booked 30 daya In advance and flew at off-peak periods. 
They were an Instant success and the concept is also being 
applied to other routes. 

American and TWA are also proposing "Super Savers" be- 
tween Boston and other East Coast cities and Phoenix and Tuc- 
son. Ariz. 

Under this ne "uper Saver plan a round-trip Boston to 
Phoenix-Tucson ticket which normally costs $392 would cost 
only $265 during the mid-week period, $283 on Mondays and 
Fridays and $302 on weekends. Tickets have to be bought at least 
30 days in advance and there is a minimum stay of seven days over 
a maximum of 45 days allowed. 

AND DON'T FORGET, call now or as soon as you've established 
your exact dates for those Thanksgiving and Christmas bookings. 
These flights fill quickly. We'll work to get you the best possible 
flights. Pardon us if it takes a few minutes to quote you an air fare 
over the phone — we just want to make sure it's correct! 



SEPT. 16, 1977 



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Tu fts dominant 

Gridders drop scrimmage 


Following a week and a half of 
grueling double sessions, Bowdoin 
football opened its preseason with 
a 19-6 loss in scrimmage at Tufts. 
While the outcome was not in 
Bowdoin's favor, an optimistic 
mood prevailed. "We've ac- 
complished a great deal and we 
have progressed enormously since 
the start of practice," said Head 
Coach Jim Lentz. 

The Polar Bears were un- 
doubtedly hurt by the graduation 
of the class of 77, which took 16 
lettermen and 11 starters, fully 
half of the starting team. The most 
sorely missed will be Jim Soule, 
holder of practically all of 
Bowdoin's rushing records and the 
1976 DPI New England College 
Division Player of the Year. Soule 
will be on hand this fall as coach of 
the offensive backfield. 

Also gone are kicker Steve 
Werntz (42 of 46 extra points) and 
tight end Jim Small, whose shoes 
will be hard to fill. "Finding a tight 
end will be crucial to our success 
this year," explained Lentz. Many 
of the gaps, however, may well be 
filled by an excellent crop of fresh- 
man prospects. 

The black and white offense will 
be led by senior quarterback Jay 

Pensavalle, a returning two year 
letterman. While it is still un- 
certain whether Coach Lentz plans 
to pursue a ground game, as he did 
last year, or whether he will go to 
the air, Pensavalle will certainly 
be a key factor. 

Captain Steve "Train" McCabe, 
named to both the UPI All-New 
England College Division Team 
and the AP All-New England 
Third Team last year, will con- 
tinue to provide formidable 
protection at offensive tackle. 
Lentz describes him as "one of the 
most outstanding college linemen 
I've ever seen." 

The job of replacing Jim Soule 
will fall to junior Al Spinner and 
sophomore Rip Kinkel. both 
returning lettermen. A rash of 
injuries (fullbacks-Dave Seward, 
flanker Randy Dick, and ends Tom 
Coan and Jamie Jones) has 
generated several offensive 
question marks which Lentz hopes 
to resolve quickly. 

Defensively, Bowdoin will line 
up in a 5-2 formation (five men on 
the line, 2 linebackers behind 
them, and four deep men). Up 
front, senior defensive end Bill 
Collins is the only returner, but he 
should get plenty of help from 
sophomores Jay Langford, Leo 
Richardson, Andy Terentjev, and 


Tri-captain Matt Carras receives a pass. Orient/Deniso 

Soccer to rely on youth 


1977 will be a rebuilding year for 
varsity soccer. Having lost nine 
men to graduation, the team will 
have to rely heavily on its four 
returning starters and players 
from last year's junior varsity 

"It will be amazing," Bowdoin 
Coach Charlie Butt readily admits, 
"if we do as well as last year." 

The Bears' 1976 performance 
would be a tough act for any team 
to follow. Last season saw 
Bowdoin enjoy a year long reign as 
a league powerhouse capped by a 
berth in the regional E.C.A.C. 
championship where they were 
edged 1-0. On route, the team 
rewrote the Bowdoin record book 
by having its finest record ever 

The returning starters, Pete 
Caldwell 77 and tri-Captains Matt 
Caras, Ben Sax and Eddie 
Quinlan, will anchor the team. 

Quinlan, a three time letter 
winner, led the team in scoring 
last year with eleven goals and 
five assists. Among Quinians 
post-season honors was an 
honorable mention on the All- 
America Soccer Team. 

Sax will be the Bear's only 
experienced varsity player on 
defense. Former J.V. players, 
sophomores Gordon Wood and 
Gordon Linke, will also definitely 
start at fullback. Another 
sophomore, Tom Woodward, will 
be in goal. 

The coach had earlier expressed 
concern over whether t*»e Bears, 
with so many new players, could 
pull things together during the 
two weeks of preseason practice. 
He assured that his fears have 
been put to rest and, due to the 
team's hard work, they will indeed 
by ready for tomorrow's opener at 
Pickard Field, against Amherst. 

Bob McBride. The linebacking 
corps will be led by senior Mike 
Bradley, a 3-year letterman. The 
defensive backfield, which in- 
cludes veteran Bob Campbell, will 
be quick but may give up 
something in size to its opponents. 

The Polar Bears will face a stiff 
challenge as they attempt to 
improve on their 4-4 record of last 
season. "Our success hinges on a 
collection of 'ifs', Lentz explained. 
If injuries can be kept to a 
minimum and several key 
positions are filled, the team, 
which will seek its fourth con- 
secutive CBB (Colby-Bates- 
Bowdoin) title, could provide 
many memorable afternoons at 
Whittier Field this fall. 

Bowdoin will wind up its 
preseason schedule with a round- 
robin scrimmage with Maine 
Maritime, Colby, and Bates 
tomorrow at 1:30 at Pickard Field. 
The regular season will open 
September 24 when the team 
travels to Trinity to avenge last 
season's 30-14 opening-day loss. 

Under a watchful eye, Polar Bear linemen assault a blocking 
sled. Orient/Deniso 

Field hockey thrives 
on large turnout 


Bowdoin's 1977 field hockey 
season is looking good, according 
to all reports. Riding on the crest 
of last year's state championship, 
Coach Sally LaPointe seems 
secure with the idea of another 

Harriers display optimism 

Haworth, Turner Sabe s men to 
to lead women 


Coach ' Frank Sabasteanski's 
men's cross country team will 
begin its season tomorrow when it 
hosts Southern Maine Vocational 
and Technical Institute and Maine 
Maritime, • 

Sabasteanski is looking forward 
to an improvement over last year's 
five win, six loss record. A trio 
that will be counted on heavily this 
year includes captain Bruce 
Freme, Bill Lawrence, and Jeff 
Buck. Freme and Lawrence have 
also made their marks in Bowdoin 
track annals as holders of the two 
and three mile records respec- 

Important contributions are also 
expected from two up- 
perclassmen, junior Greg Kerr 
and sophomore Tom Mitchell. 
Both Kerr and Mitchell, according 
to the coach, have improved 
dramatically over last year. 

With these men as a nucleus. 
Coach Sabe is looking for some 
talented freshmen to support 
them. "If we get anything in the 
freshmen class to back these men 
up, we could do pretty well," 
Sabasteanski said. Thus far, the 
most impressive freshmen have 
been Doug Ingersoll and Glen 

This year's schedule is as 
rigorous as in the past. Following 
tomorrow's meet, the squad faces 
University of Maine at Orono, 
Bates, Colby, and Brandeis. To 
finish up the season, the harriers 
will compete in the New England 
Small College Championships, the 
Eastern Championship and finally, 
the New Englands in early 

open tomorrow 


Entering their first season as a 
varsity squad, the women's cross 
country team is sporting an 
eighteen woman roster and a much 
improved schedule. 

Although most of the runners 
have little or no cross country 
experience, Coach Lynn Ruddy is 
pleased with everyone's progress. 
Practices are becoming in- 
creasingly difficult and Ruddy 
hopes to have her women running 
approximately ten miles a day in 
the near future. On the average, 
times have been about two 
minutes tetter than at this point 
last year. 

The competition the team will 
be facing is a cut above that of last 
year. All four high schools present 
on last season's schedule have 
been dropped in favor of a strictly 
intercollegiate schedule. After the 
home opener against Maine-Orono 
on September 24, the team will 
face Tufts, Colby, and UNH in 
dual meets. Also on tap are in 
vitationals at both Brandeis and 
Bates plus the New England Small 
College Championships at 
Amherst and the New Englands at 
the University of Massachusetts. 

Despite losing last year's top 
two runners, the three returnees 
should form's strong nucleus to 
build around: According to Coach 
Ruddy, sophomores Ann Haworth 
and Sheila Turner will be neck and 
neck for the number one spot on 
the team. By pushing each other, 
they should both improve steadily. 
Even though she did not run last 
year, another sophomore, Evelyn 
Hewson, is expected to score some 
valuable points. 

winning season. Losing only two 
members from last year's varsity 
team, she seemingly has the best 
of both worlds — considering the 
38 new faces that have appeared 
on the scene this year. 

Stating that she will "hopefully 
find some replacements" for those 
openings made by last year's 
seniors, LaPointe also foresees the 
returning players facing stiff 
competition for positions due to 
some Excellent freshman 

Not that the "old guard" of the 
varsity is being swept away. 
Three year veteran captain Sally 
Clayton is making her presence 
known by assisting with the 
coaching process, while last year's 
strong defense remains virtually 
intact. Iris Davis, a goalie of 

(Continued on page 7) 

Alums try pros 


This past year several former 
Bowdoin performers have at- 
tempted to continue their athletic 
careers in the realm of 
professional sports. 

Bowdoin's former star running 
back Jim Soule 77 signed a free 
agent contract with the Dallas 
Cowboys this past spring. Jim 
stayed with the team well into 
training camp, competing against 
a rookie crop that included 
Heisman Trophy winner Tony 
Dorsett. Soule was finally cut in 
August and is now an assistant 
football coach here at Bowdoin. 

Robbie Moore, captain of last 
year's highly successful soccer 
team, was drafted by the Fort 
Lauderdale Strikers of the North 
American Soccer League late last 
winter. Robbie eventually* played 
several games with the Con- 
necticut Bicentennials before 
being dropped from their squad. 

Dick Leavitt 76 of the New 
York Giants was recently injured 
in a preseason game against the 
New Orleans Saints, after showing 
much promise in training camp. 
Leavitt, an offensive tackle who 
also starred in track at Bowdoin, 
will be out of action for the entire 




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Di versity. 

Mason culls a new senior squad 


The Admissions Office sent out 
its first acceptances of the year 
last week, not to members of the 
Class of '82, but rather to twelve 
seniors who will serve this year as 
Senior Interviewers. They will 
assist the regular Admissions 
officers with the time-consuming 
process of interviewing 
prospective freshmen. 

The twelve members of the 
Class of 78 who will be Senior 
Interviewers this year are Nancy 
Bellhouse, Pamela Chisholm, W. 
Keith Engel, Charles Field, 
Katherine Gass, Mary Howard, 
Bradford Hunter, Hollis Joyner, 
Cynthia McFadden, Lee Miller, J. 
Edward Quinlan, Jr. and Jeffrey 
Zimman. The final selection was 
made by Director of Admissions 
William Mason with the help of 
Associate Director Martha Bailey. 
and Admissions Fellow Paul 

Paring down 
Fifty-five seniors applied for the 
available positions, but Associate 
Director of Admissions Martha 
Bailey said that "it was necessary 
to pare down this list" to a more 
manageable number before the 
Admissions staff could interview 
any of the candidates. The number 
of applicants was reduced from 55 

to 18, as all three Deans and 
Director of Career Counseling 
Harry Warren were asked to 
comment on any or all of the 
original 55 candidates. The 
qualifications of each candidate 
were also determined by a short 
resume of each applicant's campus 
and community activities. 

After all these finalists had been 
interviewed by either Mason, 
Bailey, or Locke; the final cut was 
made. Bailey said that Admissions 
was "looking for sympathetic 
interviewers with perception and 
an ability to evaluate others." 
Heavy campus involvement in 
other activities was not a 
prerequisite for becoming a Senior 
Interviewer according to Bailey, 
but she added that several of the 
chosen seniors could easily fit that 

"Diversity" was the word Bailey 
used to describe the twelve 
seniors as a group. Bailey added 
that "the interviewers will 
represent the College in a public 
relations sense; so they must be 
able to answer questions about 
almost everything concerning 

Bailey said that the reactions of 
prospective freshmen to the 
Senior Interviewers were "usually 
very good and positive." Bailey 

Crime in the Senior Center! Late on the night of September 
fourteenth, an interloper leaped from this second story window 
in the Senior Center after a hot pursuit by Bowdoin College 
Security. Orient/Eveleth. 

Thief hits Senior Center 


Late on the night of September 14, a thief struck the Bowdoin College 
Senior Center and made away with the contents of four wallets before 
escaping through a second floor window. 

Free on bail 

The suspect, later identified as Alfred Rollins, was apprehended by 
the Topsham police Friday morning on a previous charge. A warrant for 
the Senior Center burglary, however, will not be put out on Rollins until 
Brunswick authorities feel that they have a strong case against him. He 
is currently free, having posted $5,000 bail for his Topsham charge. 

Rollins was allegedly in the process of breaking into the room of 
sophomore Robert DeSimone when the occupant reappeared. 
(Continued on page 6) 

also noted that some candidates 
find it easier and more relaxing to 
relate to a senior than to a regular 
admissions officer. 

While the majority of sub- 
freshmen are impressed with the 
Senior Interviewers, Bailey 
pointed out that "most parents are 
a little wary of the idea initially." 
Most parents become more en- 
thusiastic about the idea after they 
meet the Senior Interviewer. 
Bailey calls the seniors "one of the 
most positive advertisements the 
college can have because some 
parents don't realize how ar- 
ticulate and accomplished many of 
the students are." 

The twelve Senior Interviewers 
are currently undergoing training 
before they actually get to in-* 
terview candidates for admission. 
They are sitting in on actual in- 
terviews with the regular ad- 
missions staff as well as reading 
sample folders and old interviewer 
cards. The twelve seniors are also 
attending other training sessions 
as a group, to discuss some of the 
issues involved in college in- 

Although the permanent ad- 
missions staff will keep a close 
check on the progress of the 
Senior Interviewers, the seniors 
will have the same responsibilities 
as other staff members. Bailey 
said that "what they say has the 
same weight as any regular ad- 
missions officer. They will be 
looked to for advice and reaction 
because they have a pretty good 
idea of what Bowdoin's wants and 
needs are." 

The only disadvantage that 
Bailey can see with the Senior 
Interviewers is that they can't 
participate in the final selection 
process. It takes the regular staff 
over two months to arrive at their 
final decisions; consequently, 
further senior participation is 
impossible because of time 
complications. The twelve Senior 
Interviewers do allow many more 
people to have a Bowdoin in- 
terview than would be feasible if 
only the regular staff was involved 
in interviewing. 

Senior Mary Howard is one of the twelve new interviewers 
recruited by the Admissions Office. Orient/Howarth. 

Alumni fund exceeds goal 
first time in eight years 


The Alumni Fund of the College 
exceeded its 76-77 objective of 
received gifts for the first time in 
eight years, it was announced 
recently in the alumni newsletter, 
The Whispering Pines. 

Since the 1969-70 school year, 
the figure of $625,000 has never 
been met by the alumni. This year, 
however, more than 50 per cent 
gave, resulting in total gifts of 

What boosted the gifts, ac- 
cording to Robert M. Cross, '45, 
secretary of the Fund, was the so- 
called "challenge," a pact two 
alumni made to donate $25,000 
each; it provided that when an 
individual increased his or her 
yearly gift above the previous 
year's amount, that increase 
would be matched dollar for dollar, 
and, also, that when someone who 
did not previously make a gift 
forked over, the entire amount 
would be matched dollar for dollar. 

In the fund's seventy years of 
operation, the alumni have always 
been generous. About 50 per cent 
of the College's graduates give 

Satisfactor y/fail 

New grading option arrives 


A new satisfactory /fail' grading 
option that was approved at the 
May faculty meeting will go into 
effect this fall, 

Students may now elect to take 
one of their four courses each 
semester on a satisfactory/fail 
basis, but this option can only be 
used during four of the semesters 
of a student's undergraduate 
career. In addition to this new 
option, the existing college policy 
of taking a fifth course any 
semester on a satisfactory/fail 
basis will still be available. 

Dean of the College Paul Nyhus 
said that "the goal of this new 
option is to encourage more course 

distribution." Nyhus added that 
"more students might take a 
course from a department that 
they are not familiar with; while 
they will not have to risk a bad 
grade on their transcript if they 
are considering graduate school." 

This is also the idea behind the 
satisfactory/fail option for a fifth 
course according to Nyhus. But 
the new system will allow students 
taking only four courses the same 
chance to experiment with courses 
outside their major departments 
that they might not ordinarily 

Nyhus noted that "the proposal 
had been broadly conceived by the 

(Continued on page 5) 


each year, which is quite a sub- 
stantial percentage when pitted 
against the national average of 
other colleges and universities, 
which is only 17 per cent. 

Eight years ago, the goal was 
increased from $500,000 to its 
present figure by a decision made 
by a five-man committee, whose 
task is to oversee alumni fund- 
raising. During that year, 1970, 
more dollars per alumni were 
coming in until that spring, when 
(Continued on page 4) 

Prex hunters 
get their man, 
tell in a week 


The Presidential Nominating 
Committee has selected one 
candidate from a field of more than 
300 to assume the Presidency of 
Bowdoin College. Committee 
members refused, however, to 
disclose the name of the finalists 
chosen at their meeting on Sun- 
day. ' .* •; 

William C. Pierce, Chairman of 
the Committee and Vice President 
of the Board of Trustees, ex- 
pressed pleasure with the 
decision. "I think he will make a 
great president," he exclaimed. 

The Committee's recom- 
mendation will now be forwarded 
to the governing boards for 
confirmation. The Trustees and 
Overseers will hold a special 
meeting Saturday morning, Oc- 
tober 1; during Homecoming 

The decision comes after an 
eight month search for a successor 
to Roger Howell Jr., who an- 
nounced his resignation last 
January. Howell will step down 
June 30, 1978. 

Acting as spokesman for the 
committee, Pierce expressed 
satisfaction with the choice, "He is 
(Continued on page 4) 



FRI., SEPT. 23, 1977 



The naked city 

he recent burglary at the Senior 
Center should make us aware that we 
are no longer living in times when we 
can take the security of our property 
and persons for granted on a college 

It is a bad reflection on many parties 
that a local thug whose record extends 
for pages, and who has ranged as far 
afield as Florida to be arrested, can 
saunter around campus for hours and 
finally arrive on an upper floor of the 
Senior Center. He had in fact been 
spotted by security officers sometime 
before the robbery. An informal per- 
sona non grata system might be useful 
here, even if it wouldn't pass a Con- 
stitutional test. 

In this case, Chief Joy's men wisely 
chose to search the Center not by the 
most logical method, from the bottom 
upwards, but down from the top, in 
order to drive the intruder away from 
student suites; they knew, in any case, 
who the man was, and he was sub- 
sequently arrested. Nevertheless, the 
suspect is at this moment free on 
$5,000 bail. 

What is disquieting is the §ase of 
entry to the Center late at night and, 
secondarily, that security officers 
found not one locked suite door in 
their search. The latter fact can't sur- 
prise us, since there has been little 
reason until now to take such precau- 
tions, especially one that undermines 
whatever intimacy Senior Center liv- 
ing arrangements possess. In light of 
the latest incident, however, we urge 
Center residents to lock their outer 
room doors in the evening. 


he satisfactory/fail course option 
which the College has approved for 
this year has the potential for much 
good, but it is not without its disad- 
vantages. The plan is intended to 
broaden the academic experience of 
the student who cannot claim exper- 
tise in a discipline he would like to 
pursue. Surely the plan has merit here 
by relieving the student of intense 
competition or excessive fear of 
grades. Satisfactory/fail is definitely 
an incentive. 

Yet consider the relationship be- 
tween the satisfactory/fail option and 
Bowdoin's current grading system. A 
situation might arise wherein a stu- 
dent would receive a "satisfactory" 
grade for work inferior to that of grade 

"pass." Admittedly, the difference is 
small, but it may well be the cause of 
academic friction. What the College 
has done is to establish in effect two 
grading systems which may not be 

Another drawback of the 
satisfactory /fail scheme is that if the 
student has the least intention of 
going on to graduate school, a 
satisfactory/fail mark among his re- 
quired courses may still look suspici- 
ous. Add to that the problem of decod- 
ing Bowdoin grades for any grad 
school, and the student may find the 
satisfactory/fail option more trouble 
than it is worth. 

Regardless of grad schools, though, 
there is a disappointing element in the 
satisfactory/fail plan. It is an excuse 
and an expedient for remedying Bow- 
doin's narrow curriculum. Ideally, a 
student should not have to choose the 
satisfactory/fail escape route. The 
need for more regular introductory 
courses in the curriculum is as glaring 
as ever, and the satisfactory/fail op- 
tion underscores this basic problem. 





To the Editor: 

It is clear that our campus is 
divided by artificial barriers of 
fear and misunderstanding. We 
live our lives within the sterile 
confines of cliques unwilling to 
stretch our awareness or reach out 
to others. Within these walls we 
interact and lead ourselves to 
believe we are growing and 
broadening our perspectives. Yet, 
we risk nothing. We do not test 
our beliefs or values and cannot 
truly appreciate their worth. 

On one hand, we have the Afro- 
American Society. An 
organization that, in attitude, sets 
itself apart from the campus. It 
operates within the confines of its 
charter and goes no further. 
Within these confines there exists 
the belief that their actions are 
helping the white community 
understand blackness, while also 
creating a better comprehension of 
self for the black community. This 
is dubious in the light of reality. 
Where there is no communication 
or simple interaction, there can be 
no true sense of understanding. 

On the other hand, we have a 
white community that is unin- 
terested and uncommitted. They 
live their lives in the realms of 
academics and socializing. Living 
as though Bowdoin is a private 
country club, this community 
transmits an apathy that is all too 
indicative of our generation. They 
make noises like staunch New 
England liberals and fulfill the 
prerequisites of the role with 

We have convinced ourselves 
that we have gathered on this 
campus to share a learning ex- 
perience. This fallacy manifests in 
the condition of our campus. Not 
only is there a racial barrier, but 
there are barriers within each 
group. Barriers that cut off any 
significant communication and 
substitute for its shallowness and 
indifference. We are failing to go 
beyond intellectual spheres of 
understanding. Consequently, we 
acquire a one sided view of our- 
selves and society. 

The Afro- Am has been criticized 
for limiting its social perspectives 
to the black community. To a 
degree, the criticism has been 
accurate. The Afro-Am does not 
push to broaden its realm of ac- 

tion. It is afraid of white in- 
tervention. It has sometimes 
censured the opinions and actions 
of its members to remain un- 
noticed and secure. While striving 
for togetherness and security, this 
exclusive organization has become 
stagnant. It has ceased to grow 
because it systematically excludes 
non-black input. Unfortunately, it 
will not grow until it can open 
itself to the rest of the community. 

It would be hypercritical for the 
campus to condemn the Afro- Am. 
Although the organization is at 
best, faltering, it is not unlike the 
rest of the campus. How can the 
white community demand that the 
Afro-Am broaden its perspectives 
when it has shown no interest? 
And when its own action is unable 
to move beyond ineffectual 
cliques. This condition is the major 
obstacle to developing a need for 
communication. This need cannot 
become manifest until this campus 
tires of unilateral perspectives. 

All sectors of the campus ab- 
solutely refuse to reach out. No 
group can condemn another 
because apathy prevails in all of 
them. Further, no group dares to 
dissent because it may threaten 
the security of the individual 
cliques. Dissent may raise 
questions with which no one wants 
to deal. It may make us look at 
ourselves and we might see some 
truth. This campus does not know 
how, or doesn't want, to face the 
truth of our shallow existence. 

Bowdoin quickly is becoming a 
charming and expensive decep- 
tion. We attend with the vague 
notion that we are preparing for 
life. A life in which we all look, 
think, and act alike. One in which 
we will not have to deal with, or 
understand, the needs and 
aspirations of those unlike our- 
selves. This deception will con- 
tinue because within the private 
Utopia of Bowdoin College, truth 
and understanding are in- 
consistent with intellectual 

Harold M. Wingood 79 


To the Editor: 

Just as the persistent hero in 
the old movies eventually wins the 
girl, the unyielding critic even- 
tually captures the last word. I 
will be insignificantly departing in 
a few days for a year abroad. The 
(Continued on page 6) 

e can only react with pleasure at 
the news of the Alumni Fund's drama- 
tic success this year. 

For the first time in eight years, 
Bowdoin graduates have surpassed 
the dollar goal set by the Alumni 
Council. Obviously, the Sons of Bow- 
doin have developed a sense of love for 
their alma mater that has translated 
into financial support. 

Despite our tendency to look criti- 
cally at our day to day lives under the 
pines, perhaps we will look back 
favorably on our Bowdoin experience 
and give as generously as alumni did 
this year. 

The organizers of the Fund, as well 
as every alumnus who made a con- 
tribution, are to be thanked and con- 
gratulated for their concern for Bow- 
doin education. 


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Executive Board 

ctflls elections 
for next week 


The Elections Committee of v the" 
Executive Board (formerly the 
Board of Selectmen) has set 
Tuesday, September 27th as the 
date for the election of new 
members of that board. Each of 
this year's fifteen members will be 
elected -at-large during balloting 
at the Moulton Union from 9 a.m. 
to 5 p.m. 

Due to an amendment to the 
student constitution, the results of 
the voting will be made public 
before the following Thursday. 
The Executive Board ran into stiff 
opposition last year when it 
withheld the results of a special 

Also as a result of changes made 
last year, there will be no primary 
and each candidate will be allowed 
to have a representative present 
during the counting of the ballots. 

Politicking began this week 
when nominating petitions were 
made available through the 
Moulton Union information desk. 
Some candidates have already 
begun placing posters across the 
campus. Following the petition 
deadline on Sunday, September 
25th, the candidates will have two 
days to campaign before the 

The Executive Board is the 
Administrative body of the 
Student Assembly, of which every 
matriculating Bowdoin Student is 
a voting member. The Board 
meets weekly and carries out 
duties on behalf of the Student 

Students interested in* 
college teaching careers were 
reminded this past week that 
they are eligible to apply for 
graduate fellowships awarded 
by the Danforth Foundation of 
St. Louis, Mo. 

Professor William p. 
Geoghegan, the Foundation's 
representative on the Bowdoin 
campus and Chairman of the 
College's Department of 
Religion, said inquiries should 
be directed to him as soon as 
possible. Faculty meiribers may 
recommend seniors until noon 
Nov. 1. Postbaccalaure ate 
persons should apply directly to 
the Foundation. 

HEW regulations may strap Bowdoin for big bucks; 
College launches effort to accommodate handicapped 


In an effort to comply with an 
order from the Department of 
Health, Education and Welfare, 
Bowdoin College may be forced to 
make its facilities more accessible 
to handicapped students. The 
College will make physical and 
administrative adjustments as the 
need develops, or face the loss of 
federal funds. 

Bowdoin's compliance effort 
will begin with a detailed survey of 
all College buildings, to be made 
by Dave Edwards, Director of the 
Physical Plant. Each building will 
be analyzed for potential 
renovations. According to Ed- 
iwards, ramps, elevators, 
■telephones, drinking fountains and 
idoors all must be considered as 
part of the potential renovation 

Physical changes are not the 
only means available for com 
>lying with the new law. "You 
lave to make your programs 
accessible to handicapped 
students, not necessarily rebuild 
the campus," Edwards pointed 
out. The use of .scheduling is one 
method presently being con- 

According to Paul Nyhus, Dean 
of the College, Bowdoin's move to 
equality for handicapped students 
must begin in the Admissions 
Office. "We must actively recruit 
handicapped students in the ad- 
missions process," he declared. 
There has not been a student who 
required the use of a wheelchair in 
recent memory at Bowdoin, 

In accordance with new regulations from the Department of 
Health, Education, and Welfare, the College is gradually mak- 
ing the campus and admissions process accessible to the hand- 
icapped. Ramps, like the one installed on* the Senior Center 
entrance above, are one of the ways people with physical dis- 
abilities may find it easier to live and learn • Orient/Ho warth. 

however, two blind students have "Our role is simply to survey the 

matriculated in the past several 

No major effort will be made to 
make large scale renovations. The 
Physical Plant will, however, 
" the needs of the student 
as they come," according to 
Nyhus. If complete renovation 
plans were undertaken, the cost to 
the College could run to several 
thousand dollars. "There are 
potentially a lot of dollars in- 
volved," observed Edwards. 

No rush 

Renovation plans will not be 

undertaken until the Physical 

Plant review of the campus is 

completed at the end of this year. 

buildings," commented Edwards. 
The review will then be considered 
by the administration in terms of 
the numbers of matriculating 
freshmen with physical handicaps. 
"There is not an immediate rush," 
said Nyhus. 

Although changes in the 
physical structure of buildings 
could potentially be costly, Nyhus 
does not think the College will 
have much trouble adapting. "It 
would be hard to find a college, or 
for that matter a university, 
where so much is available in such 
a compact area," he explained. A 
smaller campus makes navigation 
an easier chore for a handicapped 
student, according to Nyhus. 

Loss of Funds 

If the College made absolutely 
no effort to comply with the HEW 
regulation, it would be faced with 
the loss of federal funds. "The 
ultimate threat is the withdrawal 
of federal funds," Nyhus said 
Bowdoin has already set up 
grievance procedures for 
students, or potential students, 
who are dissatisfied with the effort 
to meet equality standards. 

The HEW mandate, handed 
down early this summer, states 
that Bowdoin, as well as any other 
educational institution, may not 
discriminate on the groupd of 
physical handicap. The Depart 
ment also forces colleges to recruit 
handicapped students, not merely 
accept them if they happen to 

High cost 

Nyhus is pleased with the 
federal effort to recruit han 
dicapped students. "The broac 
intent of these federal programs is 
excellent and we are in general 
agreement with them," he said 
Nyhus points to the potential cost 
of the program as a drawback 
Several large universities have 
already complained to the 
government about the bur 
densome cost of the effort. "That's 
a major battle now," he com 

Federal regulations concerning 
the equal treatment of han- 
dicapped students have already 
reached public secondary schools 
"Mainstreaming," the practice of 
placing handicapped students in 
regular classrooms has suc- 
cessfully been used in the Brun- 
swick school system, as well as the 
rest of the country. • • >" 

Older students return to academic pursuits ; 
strive for degrees and learning experiences 


As part of what .Dean of the 
College Paul Nyhus termed "a 
nationwide trend," more middle- 
aged and elderly people than ever 
are resuming their education at 
Bowdoin. Having had a taste of 

real life, about eight regular 
students and countless people 
auditing classes have either 
started or resumed their education 
at the College. 

Dean Nyhus claims that these 
people are after nothing more than 
"a liberal arts education. After all, 
they know we're not a vocational 

Two seniors begin internships 


Being the proctor of a sixteen 
story, 200 resident dormitory 
would be no easy task. Add to 
that, the arrangement of lectures, 
parties, concerts, receptions, 
conferences and a host of other 
activities, and you have a full-time 
job which pays little more than an 
ordinary proctorship. 

Such is the fate that awaits John 
Sullivan and William Sunshine, 
the two seniors who are this year's 
Earle S. Thompson Ad- 
ministrative Interns. 

The Thompson Internship for 
the Senior Center was set up 
roughly ten years ago, with the 
goal in mind of giving two seniors 
valuable administrative ex- 
perience. It carries an array of 
duties which would make anyone 

To begin with, Sullivan and 
Sunshine are in charge of the 
hiring and supervising of over 
thirty student workers as 

reception desk monitors, mail 
persons, and reception stewards. 

They then use these personnel 
to help in coordinating receptions, 
concerts, parties, conferences, 
lectures, etc. held at the Senior 
Center. The Interns also control 
the use of audio-visual equipment, 
host Senior Center visitors and 
encourage and organize student 

Then there are the proctoring 
duties. Interns must be on the 
scene in case of weekend and 
evening emergencies, including 
fire, broken elevators and 
students locked out of rooms. 

"They are mothers to a sixteen 
story building with a lot of extras 
to take care of," explains Richard 
Mersereau, Assistant Director of 
the Senior Center. 

"You put too much time into this 
job for the money," says Sunshine. 
He explained that the job is giving, 
him good experience in how to deal 
with people and day to day 

"You have to be a bit of a 
chameleon, being a boss and a 
friend to those who work for you," 
explained Sullivan. He added that 
the job was a good experience in 
dealing with people. 

According to Mersereau, the 
key to being a Senior Center in- 
tern is organization. "I try to hire 
people for interns who are able to - 
organize their work effectively." 

The first two weeks were hectic 
for the new trainees, but once they 
were oriented, things began to 
settle down. At the start of each 
semester a schedule is set up of 
the events to come, and all that 
remains is carrying out the 
schedule, explained Sullivan. 

In order to be an intern one 
must be a senior and full-year 
resident of the Senior Center. 
They must possess considerable 
organizational ability, com- 
plemented by diplomatic qualities 
in dealing with peers, college staff, 
and faculty. 

(Continued on page 5) 

school." The majority of the 
returnees are women whose 
family responsibilities are now not 
as great. 

While some people have decided 
to officially enroll, either as a 
special or regular student, the 
majority simply audit classes. This 
is arranged, according to Dean 
Nyhus, "solely through the 
professors. The people ask him if it 
is okay to sit in. Sometimes, 
particularly in the case of a 
language course, the professor will 
even correct the auditor's exer- 

Art history and music courses 
are the most popular courses for 
auditors. Dean Nyhus noted that 
"as many as ten to a dozen 'will be 
there at a given time. As long as 
there are enough chairs, it's fine." 

Dean Nyhus is pleased with the 
wider age distribution because, 
"the whole community benefits 
from it. The trend is a positive 
one. Fifteen or 20 years ago, you 
finished your education at the 
proper time or not at all. There's 
been a revolution by both men and 
women and a real positive change 
in attitude." 

One woman, who prefers to 
remain anonymous and will 
hereafter be referred to as Mrs. A, 
is resuming her education 
because, "I really enjoy learning. 
Going back to college and learning 
is a structured way is good for 
me." Since she has a full-time job 
and runs a household in addition to 
school, Mrs. A has had a rather 

light course load of one class per 
semester since 1973. 

Unlike Mrs. A, Mrs. Theresa 
Fortin plans to make study a full- 
time occupation after this 
semester. She currently has 
'special student' status, a condition 
for students who have not recently 
completed high school study. Mrs. 
Fortin is taking two trial courses 
this semester in place of sub- 
mitting a regular application. 

Mrs. A is not starting from 
scratch. She had the equivalent of 
one year of college when marriage 
intervened. She didn't resume her 
study until recently, because she 
began raising a family and "women 
didn't go out and get degrees." 
Mrs. A, a joint French and Art 
major, is planning to receive her 
degree in 1983, the year her eldest 
daughter graduates. 

Like Mrs. A, Mrs. Fortin is very 
intent on getting a degree. "This 
may be the ideal time in my life to 
do it." Upon completing her study 
at Bowdoin, she plans to go on to 
law school. In fact, Bowdoin is the 
ideal school since "it has a high 
reputation among graduate 
schools," said Mrs. Fortin. 

Mrs. Fortin's previous 
educational experience was in 
nursing school, roughly 23 years 
ago. Due to an illness, she had to 
leave the school and, upon her 
recovery, got married. Her 
education had to wait. 

A mother of eight, Mrs. Fortin 
would not have been able to go 

(Continued on page 7) 



FRI., SEPT. 23, 1977 


Pre-iheds rout rat forces 

A scene from Urn or Willanl? Not quite, but Searles Hall did have a hard time of it this summer with 
pesky rodents like these. Escape from cages is not a Colditz story, apparently, for the rats were 
constantly plaguing the pre-med lab assistants. The critters outwitted the humans at just about 
every turn, unti l Bambi started terrorizing the rat community. Orient/Howart h. 

Generous alums put fund over top 

(Continued from page 1) 

student and faculty strikes 
dissuaded many alumni from 
making donations. 

This year, the same committee 
has decided to increase the ob- 
jective to $800,000. Facilitating 
this increase is a plan which 
requires each class agent to 
review past performances of their 
respective classes, and then to 
make an estimation of the 
potential donations that class can 
make, tempered with realism. 

This proposal, the same plan 
currently used by Amherst, will 
be shelved if the sum of all class 
estimates does not equal or exceed 
the $800,000 figure. 

In the past twenty years, then, 
the objective of the Alumni Fund 
has increased from $160,000 to 
$625,000. Six times in these 
twenty years the alumni have 

surpassed the objective. 

While dollars are the objective 
of any fund-raising campaign, the 
loyalty graduates show to .their 
alma mater can be ascertained by 
statistics labeled percentage 
participation, that is to say, the 
number of graduates from each 
class who donate over the size of 
the class. Since 1917, alumni of the 
College have averaged higher than 
50 per cent, with occasional 
displays of support as high as 100 
per cent in the classes of 1914 and 
1916. Percentages, of course, 
increase as the number of donors 

increase or as the number of class 
members decrease, or both. 

The funds go to the operating 
expenses of the College for the 
same year the funds were raised, 
unlike most other institutions, 
which tuck their funds into the 
next year's budget. More than 
fifty per cent of the Bowdoin 
alumni funds went to unrestricted 
expenses. The rest go to 
scholarship, library and grant 
costs . 



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An organizational meeting 
for the Quill, Bowdoin's liter- 
ary magazine, will be held 
Sunday, September 25 at 4:00 
p.m. in Conference Room B of 
the Moulton Union. All in- 
terested writers and editors 
are urged to attend. 


The gnawing problem of rats in 
the Searles Hall basement has 
been curtailed, according to 
Biology lab assistant Dawnie 
Cross. \ 

"The rat population increased 
until it reached a peak of about 
twenty in the summer," she said, 
"but the problem has almost been 
solved since we got the cat." 
Bambi, the overweight, 
crossbreed feline, was acquired 
last fall to control the mice 
population, but has now changed 
her diet to accommodate escaped 
rodents from the Biology 
Department cages. 

Cross explained Bambi's modus 
operandi. The cat waits by the 
autoclave, a machine which 
sterilizes laboratory equipment. 
When a lab assistant starts the 
autoclave, Bambi races to a hole in 
the wall of the next room. Once 
the autoclave is turned on, the 
steam heat of the pipes forces the 
rats out of the walls, through the 
hole, and into the caress of the cat. 

The rats, which escaped from 
the cages in the basement of 
Searles, evoke different responses 
from each assistant they en- 
counter. Dawnie Cross, who has 
been described by her fellow 
workers as a pacifist, was driven 

r ~\ 

Professor Christopher B. 
Ricks of Christ's College, 
Cambridge, a literary 
historian, will present the 
Annie Talbot Cole Lecture 
Tuesday. Professor Ricks has 
chosen as his topic "Samuel 

The lecture will be delivered 
at 7:30 p.m. in the Daggett 
Lounge. The public is cordially 


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as close to a perfect president as 
anyone could be," he said. Pierce 
indicated that the committee has 
not selected a black or a woman for 
the post. 

Members of the Nominating 
Committee have decided to 
withhold comment until the 
Governing Boards have voted on 
their recommendation. Although 
members of the Boards were made 
aware of the special meeting on 
Monday, the candidate's name will 
not be disclosed until they 
assemble. "If you tell that many 
people, no matter how much you 
trust each individual, it will get 
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who were not selected. 

Although several rumors have 
circulated on campus over the past 
several weeks. Pierce is not 
worried that the name of the 
Presidential Sweepstakes winner 
might be released. "I've heard so 
many rumors that I'm not con- 
cerned anymore," he confided. 

The two student represen- 
tatives to the Committee are 
pleased with the cooperation given 
them by other Committee 
members. "It's as if we aren't even 
students," said Scott Perper 78. 
"The Committee has been very 
responsive to us," agreed Jes 
Staley 79, the other student 
representative. Both Staley and 
Perper declined to discuss the 
candidate until after the Gover- 
ning Boards meet next week. 

to sadistic rage, screaming, 
"where's the wrench?" upon 
spottiang a rat among her in- 
dependent study students. 

Joel Lafleur 79, a lab assistant 
during the summer, spoke of an 
experience he and Peter Hornig 
78, also a summer lab assistant, 
had with an exceptionally agile 
rodent. "We heard some rustling 
around in the bench locker, so we 
investigated. It was a white rat, 
scurrying into the upper drawer. 
We opened that drawer and it 
jumped into the next drawer. As 
we opened that drawer, it jumped 
into the one below. 

"Finally we put on our asbestos 
gloves and surrounded it." Lafleur 
parenthetically remarked, "if you 
grab them quickly, they stay calm. 
Make a big deal out of it and they 
become ornery and start biting. 
Anyway, we caught the rat. As it 
turned out, it was one that had 
escaped while we were planning to 
exterminate it. So it was really 
living on borrowed time." 

When asked about the rat 
problem, Dr. Steinhart flashed his 
eyes and said, "I think the rats are 

Art Associates 
sponsor films 

of leading men 

The Associates of the Bowdoin 
College Museum of Art and the 
Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum 
announced recently that five 
movies will be presented as part of 
a membership film series. 

Each of the five films will be 
shown Sunday and Monday 
evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Kresge 
auditorium . of the Visual Arts 

The series includes the following 

The Best Years of Our Lives, 
Oct. 9-10; A Star is Born, starring 
Judy Garland, Nov. 6-7; The 
Heart is a Lonely Hunter, starring 
Alan Arkin, Dec. 4-5; The Wrong 
Box, starring Peter Sellers, March 
5-6; La Grande Illusion, starring 
directed by Jean Renoir. 

Also sponsored by the 
associates of the musuems is a film 
series using the theme "The 
Leading Man". These films will be 
shown during the middle of 
winter. The series includes: 

Four Horsemen of the 
Apocalypse (1929) starring 
Rudolph Valentino, Feb. 5; Thief 
of Bagdad (1924) starring Douglas 
Fairbanks, Feb. 6; It Happened 
One Night (1934) starring Clark 
Gable, Feb. 7; Casablanca (1924) 
starring Humphrey Bogart, Feb. 
8; On the Waterfront (1954) 
starring Marlon Brando, Feb. 9; 
Rebel Without a Cause (1954) 
starring James Dean, Feb. 10. 

Admission for students to both 
series is $5, a single membership 
costs $10, and family membership 
is $15. Contact Mrs. Yanok at 725- 
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Profs to deliver inaugural lectures 

Bowdoin College will sponsor a 
series of inaugural lectures by 
seven faculty members recently 
appointed to named professorships 
this year. Dean of the Faculty 
Alfred H. Fuchs made the an- 
nouncement earlier this week. 

Each of the lectures will be 
followed by an informal reception. 
Dean Fuchs said the public is 
cordially invited to attend both the 
lectures and the receptions. 

The series will open Monday 
(Sept. 26) with a talk by Professor 
James L. Hodge, Chairman of the 
Department of German and 
recently named George Taylor 
Files Professor of Modern 

Satisfactory/ fail: 
new option for 
fall semester 

(Continued from page 1) 

Curriculum and Educational Policy 
Committee before it was approved 
by the faculty." Nyhus also 
pointed out that the new option 
-was passed on a two year trial 
basis. The program will be 
reviewed at the end of two years, 
and the faculty will decide at that 
point whether to make it per- 
manent grading policy. 

As is the policy with the fifth 
course satisfactory/fail option, 
graduation credit will be given for 
courses taken under the new 
system, but they will not have any 
effect on Latin honors or James 
Bowdoin Scholarships. 

Last year satisfactory/fail 
courses were called pass/fail 
courses, but the name was 
changed to clear up confusion on 
the transcripts. 

Languages. Professor Hodge will 
speak at 7:30 p.m. in the Daggett 
Lounge of the Bowdoin Senior 
Center. His address will deal with 
Northern European mythology 
and he has chosen as his topic "The 
Days of the Week, the End of the 
World, and Other Things." 

The other lectures, all of which 
will begin at 7:30 p.m., will be 

Oct. 20 - Professor James M. 
Moulton, Bowdoin's George 
Lincoln Skolfield, Jr., Professor of 
Biology and a former department 
chairman, "Adventures in Mor- 
phology," Room 214, Searles 
Science Building. 

Nov. 10 — Professor Daniel 
Levine, the Thomas Brackett 
Reed Professor of History, and 
Political Science and Chairman of 
the Department of History, "The 
Danish Welfare State and Ours," 
Daggett Lounge. 

Jan. 24 — Professor Richard E. 
Morgan, Bowdoin's William 
Nelson Cromwell Professor " of 

Constitutional and International 
Law and Government and a for- 
mer Chairman of the Department 
of Government and Legal Studies, 
"Toward a General Theory of Due 
Process," Daggett Lounge. 

Feb. 14 - Professor John W. 
Ambrose, Jr., the College's 
Joseph Edward Merrill Professor 
of Greek Languages and' 
Literature and Chairman of the 
Classics Department, "Ironic 
Developments in the Horatian 
Odes," Daggett Lounge. 

March 15 - Professor Richard 
L. Chittim, Bowdoin's Wing 
Professor of Mathematics and a 
former department chairman, 
Main Lounge, Moulton Union. 

April 25 - Professor Matilda 
W. Riley, the College's Daniel B. 
Fayerweather Professor of 
Political Economy and Sociology 
and Chairman of the Department 
of Sociology and Anthropology, 
"Life Before Death: The New 
Science of Age," Daggett Lounge. 

Two interns serve Center 

(Continued from page 3) 

The interns are selected on basis 
of references and consultation 
with the Deans. The candidates 
are then screened by the Director 
of the Center, the Assistant 
Director, and the present interns. 

Mersereau hopes that through 
this lengthy process that the 
people best suited for the job will 
be found. 

Communication is also very 
important in carrying out the 

activities of the Senior Center, 
stresses the Assistant Director. 
To help in this respect, the interns 
meet weekly with the Director and 
Assistant Director to discuss and 
to plan the happenings at the 

In effect the interns are proc-. 
tors, and much more. Mersereau 
claims that his job is much simpler 
and there are far fewer problems 
with the interns working with 

"I couldn't get along without 
them," he said. 

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closely with students who need advice on personal or career- 
oriented problems. Orient/Howarth. 

Lorrente succeeds Field 
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The Bowdoin College Coun- 
selling Service, whose function is 
to help students cope with various 
problems and make necessary 
adjustments, will be directed this 
year by Dr. Aldo Lorrente. 

A certified psychiatrist who 
received his M.D. at the 
University of Havana, Lorrente 
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Medical Health Center in Brun- 
swick for fourteen years and had 
served as its director since 1973. 

Lorrente, whose office is located 
on the second floor of the Moulton 
Union, is assisted by Michaelanne 
Rosenzweig, a social worker, who 
is also a new member to the 
service. Rosenzweig matriculated 
at Mt. Holyoke and Simmons 
Colleges. She is available on 
Mondays and Thursdays to talk 
with students who would prefer 
discussing their problems with a 
woman. Lorrente's and Rosenz- 
weig's respective positions were 
previously held by Mr. Frank 
Field and Mrs. Jane Hoyden. 

Dr. Lorrente said that he hopes 
the counselling service will be seen 
by the students as "another 
available resource" where they 
can find support and guidance. He 
stressed that the service is not 
solely for the student suffering 
from a serious, traumatic problem, 
but one that will relate to students 
on a wide variety of levels. 

Explaining how he can judge if 
he is doing an effective job, 
Lorrente stated that his success 
depends on how much he has 
learned from the people. who come 
to see him. He said that his job is 
very rewarding, as he watches the 
people he works with grow and 
gain control over their problems. 

Lorrente concluded that he feels 
the student response to the ser- 
vice so far has been encouraging. 
He is extremely pleased with his 
job and said that he has been 
treated very well by the students, 
administration, and faculty. 

Paul Nyhus, Dean of the 
College, is optimistic about the 
counselling service, which began 
in 1969, and Lorrente's and 
Rosenzweig's role in it this year. 
He said that last year's student 
evaluations were extremely 
supportive of the service. 

Nyhus remarked that ap- 
proximately 10 percent of the 
student body participates in the 
service, whether they use it once 
or a number of times. This per- 
centage, he added, is standard for 
most colleges. 

Dean Nyhus summarized the 
aim of the service as a means to 
help students deal with such issues 
as academic pressure, conflicts 
with other students, and family 
problems. He noted that the 
problems are often interrelated; 
for example, a student having 
trouble adjusting to living away 
from home will also be likely to 
have problems with academic 

The faculty advisor system is 
another resource available to 
students who need guidance. 
Although it is primarily concerned 
with aiding the student in his or 
her course selection, the system 
can also be used to help students 
deal with more personal problems. 
However, Nyhus noted, since 
•many students may not wish to 
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Above, a scene from the Masque and Gown's brilliant one-act 
plays staged in the Experimental Theatre. Orient/Madden. 

One-acts dazzle audience 


Profound, you might say. 
Heavy. Certainly, much more than 
poignant. Important. Jarring and 
painful. Also very funny. Both 
kinds of funny: ha-ha funny as well 
as strange-funny. 

Yes, the season at the Bowdoin 
College Masque & Gown is 
opening with a streak of talent, 
actors and directors alike. I was 
surprised actually. I didn't think it 
would be so good. But oh, it was. 
It was so good. 

Police nab break-in suspect 

(Continued from page 1) 

DeSimone, confronted the intruder who was hiding behind the door. 
DeSimone described him as "being about six feet tall and weighing about 
160 pounds. He had a beard and a wild look in his eyes. He also smelled of 
alcohol." DeSimone later positively identified him for the Brunswick 
Police Department from a mug book. The time of the break-in was ap- 
proximately 1:15. 


Trapped in the room, Rollins lunged at DeSimone. DeSimone, 
however, avoided the intruder and slipped out the door. Rollins fled 
through the bathroom while DeSimone and one of his roommates, 
Robert Macomber, who had just come down from the 16th floor, ran 
downstairs and alerted Paul Elcik, the security officer downstairs, who 
sealed the building. Elcik then telephoned the security patrol car, which 
was being manned by officers Roscoe Scott and Earl McFarland. 

After Scott and McFarland arrived, an extensive search of the 
building was conducted, starting with the 15th floor and working down. 
Two empty wallets were found on the fourth floor and one wallet was 
found on both the fifth and seventh floors. When they reached the 
second floor, however, they found an open window and a kicked-out 

Pushing him up 

Security chief Lawrence Joy defended his officers' decision tq work 
down the building. "If they had worked their way up, they would 
definitely have caught him. However, we would be pushing him up 
towards the students. We didn't even know if he was armed. He could 
have just gone into a girl's room and put a knife to her throat. I'd rather 
let him go and take my chances that we would catch him later. Besides, 
we knew who he was." 

Doors unlocked 

DeSimone claims that during the search, every single door was open. 
They did not have to use the master key once. "Everyone assumes that 
they're safe just because they're in the Senior Center. If he had been a 
rapist, he could have picked any woman. If I was a robber, I could have 
made a fortune when I was checking rooms. He even took a wallet while 
someone was in the room sleeping." Joy, too, stressed the importance of 
keeping one's doors locked "even if you go out for a very short time." 

Exactly how Rollins got as far as he did was a much debated question 
in the aftermath of the robbery. Scott and McFarland, the two 
patrolmen, had spotted Rollins, whom they recognized from past en- 
counters, walking by Coleman about half an hour before the crime. As 
Joy put it, however, "we have to be careful of people's rights, he's 
allowed to walk on campus." 

Two phones 

Getting into the building was not much of a challenge for Rollins as 
downstairs Security officer Elcik claims that, "I don't even remember 
seeing him. I'm busy, I have two phones to answer. It's easy to sneak by 
me." Elcik said that the situation will be remedied as soon as the security 
phones are redirected from the Senior Center lobby to Rhodes Hall. The 
rerouting is planned to be done by the end of the month. 

Rollins, who will be 25 years old in December, is not a new name in 
local police department files. Sargeant Talbert Williams of the Topsham 
Police Department claims that "Alfie's record is five or six pages long." 
Highlights include attempted rape, possession of marijuana, and, more 
recently, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle ("unauthorized use" is a 
term used when a car is stolen, but not altered). As a security officer put 
it, "he doesn't specialize. You name it, he's done it." • 

Chance of conviction 

Joy, who has personally arrested Rollins "many times," hopes that he 
gets "maximum sentence." If the charge is burglary, that could mean as 
much as five years. When asked the chances of conviction, however, Joh 
shook his head. "With the courts today I don't know. It's hard to read 
them — they may feel sorry for him. Judges are afraid of reper- 

Downstairs in the Experimental 
Theatre, running tonight and 
tomorrow night, the program is 
billed as "an evening of one-act 
plays." There is a scene from 
Lillian Hellman's The Children's 
Hour, there is Terrence McNally's 
Botticelli; and The Madness of 
Lady Bright by Lambert Wilson. 

Virginia Rowe and Cynthia 
McFadden have directed them- 
selves in the scene of confrontation 
between the two schoolteachers 
accused of a lesbian relationship. 
They are convincing as Martha 
and Karen, and the evening has 
begun with something provoking, 
even disturbing. 

Bruce Kennedy has directed a 
cast of three in a play about two 
American soldiers (John Small and 
Peter Bancel) in Vietnam. In the 
late afternoon sun, they are hiding 
in jungle foliage waiting for the 
enemy. The men play Botticelli, 
insult one another, and kill - all 
within the space of eight minutes, 
including dramatic pauses. So far, 
we have encountered love and 

The Madness of Lady Bright, 
the longest and most ambitious 
work on the program stars Peter 
Honchuark as Leslie Bright. 
Under the direction of Chris 
Zarbetski, Honchuark gives a, so 
to speak, flaming performance: 
pun intended. 

He is a homosexual, growing old 
and going mad. "You are a 
faggot," he tells himself, pointing 
at his image in the mirror. "There 
is no question about it anymore. 
You are definitely a faggot." 

Honchuark, in red silk pajama 
bottoms and a half- torn kimono 
tears about his room on a stifling 
Saturday afternoon, making inane 
calls on his princess telephone to 
people who aren't home, talking to 
the signatures on his wall, and 
dialing Dial-a-Prayer. 

The cast is completed with the 
characters of Boy and Girl, played 
respectively by John Goldwyn and 
Kass Hogan. Boy and Girl are not 
really there, yet they are in the 
room with Leslie. They are a part 
of him, a part of his past and a 
torment in his present. They light 
his cigarettes, laugh at his 
silliness, and remind him of his 
nasty faults. 

Zarbetski's direction is won- 
derful and Honchuark is at once 
startlingly sad and tremendously 
amusing. Commenting on the role, 
the actor says, "To find the beauty 
beneath the ugliness - that is 
what you have to do with this part, 
as the actor or the audience. 
Otherwise people would go insane 
watching the play." Indeed, we do 
go a little insane, with him. 

War, homosexuality, love, old 
age, lies, truth. One could easily 
classify these works under all 
sorts of trite subheadings. Or just 
a general heading of things we- 
don't-wantto think-about. But if 
all the pieces are disturbing, at 
least the last two are also 
humorous. Here is one evening in 
which the theatre ought to be 
filled with laughter and shivers. 

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planned publication of the newest 
tabloid on campus, The Bowdoin 
Sun, has generously provided me 
with a broad target for attack. I 
hope to deliver a few glancing 
blows on the eve of my eclipse. 

The Sun will probably not be a 
vital addition to student life. Like 
many other representatives of the 
student organization ilk, the Sun 
has little justification for its 
presence on campus. The service 
that the paper will provide ap- 
pears minimal under its present 
leadership. Mike Tardiff, the 
editor who received $1800 dollars 
from the Blanket Tax Committee 
for the project, feels that the role 
of the paper is to provide alter- 
natives to the stale offerings of the 
Orient. He hopes to pour insights 
over events of the day as one 
pours milk over corn flakes. Thus, 
the commitment that the paper 
makes is a general one — to serve. 
The only goal at this point is to 
survive, a most difficult task 
considering the flagging interest 
of the individuals who miscarried 
and eventually gave birth to the 
idea. Tardiff, in fact, was 
outrageously abandoned by 
several of the original organizers. 
Perhaps they had the same feeling 
of imminent collapse that many 
outsiders share. 

The major problem with the Sun 
is the same as that of other ac- 
tivities on campus. The simple 
commitment to serve is not a 
commitment to anything. The 
quality of student life will not 
improve save for those students 
who will use the paper to expend 
energy and to kill time. For them, 
the paper may become an ex- 
periment in averting boredom. It 
will also serve to enhance or 
detract from one's graduate school 
applications or one's popularity on 
campus. This is hardly a crowning 
achievement, I daresay. 

In my mind, Bowdoin 
organizations miss the essential 
questions facing the College by 
focusing upon the comforts (not 
the character) of Bowdoin life. 
Any concern over the em- 
barrassingly small minority 
community, for instance, in- 
variably takes a back seat to 
"problems" regarding the 
scheduling of vacations and the 
effect of the grading system upon 
graduate school admissions. 

This statement will probably be 
received as an exercise in 
waspishness. I am self-indulgent, 
and the Sun is the perfect forum 
for me and those like me. Who 
needs it? Who needs us? Perhaps 
people like the organizers of the 
Sun. They have a new train set to 
play with. If this one doesn't run 
well, they will cry for another one. 
They probably will get it, too. 

Disinterestedly and 

self-servingly mine, 

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Budget Fares Cut: 
But New Bus Fares 


Vice Pres. Stowe Travel 

(Note: "The longest journey 
begins with but a single step," 
so goes the old Chinese pro- 
verb. For many Bowdoin travel- 
era, that first atop haa often 
been to the counter of 
Brunswick's Stowe Travel 
Agency, and some Bowdoin 
students have reportedly even 
aald that their father' s parting 
advice waa Juat "And for a long 
trip, see Clint Haganl") 

umn, the new proposed Euro- 
pean air fares were further 
complicated when in a surprise 
move, the CAB indicated that it 
would disallow two of the three 
discount air fares proposed by 
Pan Am and TWA in response to 
Laker Airways' no frills 
' 'Skybus" between NYC and 

The board rejected the $290 
round-trip Super APEX fare and 
the $256 Budget fare sought by 
the carriers. The CAB indicated 
it will allow the proposed 
standby fare of $256 between 
NYC and London with a limited 
number of standby tickets 
being purchased in advance. 
We'll let you know further on 
these fares when they are defi- 
nitely approved. 

Among those at Bowdoin af- 
fected by these many new 
changes la Marc Cendron '78, 
Harpswell Apta., who booked a 
flight from Boston to Paris for 
December 22, with a return on 
January 15 for the low "super" 
Apex fare of $338. Thia fare waa 
disapproved, however, and 
now Marc haa to wait until Sep- 
tember 27 to learn what the fare 
for those flights as already con- 
firmed will actually be! 

Marc is still "sitting'' on that, 
but has now pretty much de- 
cided to go Icelandic Airlines 
from New York to Luxembourg 
on December 22, returning 
January 16 for Icelandic's low 
round-trip APEX fare of $325! 

Darla Jewett, 79, is going to 
London over Christmas on the 
Boston to London Apex fare of 
$348, and discovered that many 
of the pre-Christmas Apex 
space is already sold out. Take it 
from Darla to "act now," if you 
are going to make APEX flight 
reservations to Europe over the 
Christmas-New Year's holiday! 

Only real bad news from the 
CAB, is that it looks like either 
Pan American or TWA will lose 
its rights to operate the non- 
stop Boston to London service. 
No decision has been made as 
to which airline will lose its 
rights, although as of right now I 
have in mind which airline it 
might actually be. 

GOOD NEWS for all our many 
bua travelers is that Greyhound 
Bua Lines, also located at the 
Stowe Travel Agency, haa 
reinstated its revolutionary $75 
one-way fare to anywhere in the 
United States up through March 
31. Thia new one-way fare 
undercuts all other one-way 
fares over that amount to any- 
where In the U.S. 

Other new Greyhound fares 
include a $99 pass good for 7 
days of unlimited bus travel, 
and a $39 ticket good for 25 
consecutive hours of unlimited 
midweek travel. See Helen 
Vermette, our "bus lady" at 
Stowe Travel, for all the details. 

have often asked me where I 
would go on a honeymoon if I 
ever got married. Although as a 
travel agent, Bermuda, Nassau 
or the Caribbean islands, would 
be one of my "professional" 
choices, I would, however, per- 
sonally recommend for a 
"nearby" honeymoon spot, the 
romantic island of Nantucket 
off Cape Cod. 

But whether on a honeymoon 
or not, once you have partaken 
of this tranquil, timeless island, 
as I did last weekend, you will 
forever want to return again. It's 
an unforgettable place to vaca- 

X-country shuts out Maritime, SMVTI 


In its season opener last 
Saturday, the men's cross-country 
team ran to an easy and im- 
pressive win over Maine Maritime 
Academy and Southern Maine 
Vocational Technical Institute. 

The Polar Bears cruised to 
victory, taking the first seven 
places for what is known as a 
"shutout" in cross-country. The 
final score was Bowdoin 15, MMA 
53. and SMVTI 72. 

Pacing the Bowdoin runners 
was senior captain Bruce Freme 

who covered the 5.1 mile course in 
26 minutes 25 seconds. Following 
Freme were two sophomores, Jeff 
Buck and Tom Mitchell. Greg 
Kerr, a junior, showed great 
improvement over last year by 
taking fourth. . 

A pleasant surprise for Coach 
Sabasteanski was the sixth place 
finish of senior Dave Milne after a 
year's absence. Sandwiching 
Milne, in fifth and seventh places, 
respectively were two freshmen, 
Doug Ingersoll and Glen Snyder. 
Sophomore Dave Kunicki rounded 
out the first ten runners. 

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Sabe, conceding that the meet 
had been an easy one, was 
generally pleased with the results. 
Almost every Bowdoin veteran 
improved on his best time of last 
year despite the lack of serious 
competition from the other two 

The harriers will not have long 
to dwell on their shutout victory, 
however, as they go against 
Univercity of Maine at Orono 
tomorrow, a team that shutout the 
Polar Bears last year. 

Soccer . . . 

(Continued from page 8) 

Butt also said the defense was 
"jelling well" despite being 
hampered by injuries. He also 
cited Kirby Nadeau and Ralph 
Giles as contributing strong ef- 
forts from the bench. 

The big test comes this weekend 
when the Bears travel to 
Springfield's astro turf. 
Springfield scored four goals in the 
first half of their opening game on 
the quick artificial surface. 

Looking ahead. Butt speaks 
with classical cautious optimism. 
"For a team that's basically 
inexperienced, we've done well to 
win the first two games. If we 
don't have any more injuries we're 
going to play good soccer." 


(Continued from page 8) 
Coach LaPointe must feel 
retribution, due to the convincing 
conquest by her women over a 
team that had proved so 
troublesome early last season. Her 
training efforts have obviously 
paid off, especially when one 
considers the inclement weather 
the game was played in. Although, 
as she stated, it did "rain on both 
sides of the field," the varsity 
team did make most of its season 
debut by coming on like 
gangbusters and vindicating 
themselves at the same time. 

Moving onward and upward, the 
varsity faces UNH today, 
described by LaPointe as "always 
competitive" and then travel to 
Nasson College next Wednesday. 

Older students 
seek learning 

for own needs 

(Continued from page 3) 
back to school if three of those 
eight were not in college them- 
selves. In fact, she had to totally 
reorder her priorities which "was 
not easy. Nevertheless, if you wait 
until the time is ideal, it may never 
come. You just have to go ahead 
and make a decision." 

Both Mrs. A and Mrs. Fortin get 
along well with their fellow 
classmates. Students in general, 
Mrs. A says, "have been sup- 
portive, maybe even kind." There 
have not been any malicious 
students, she feels, just those who 
are less supportive. 

Whether entering or re- 
entering the academic world, both 
women came to Bowdoin for their 
own specific purposes. Mrs. A has 
returned because she thinks it's an 
enriching experience. "I think one 
can grow, enjoy life, enjoy sharing 
with others if one has more 
knowledge." Starting over with 
college later in life had an ad- 
vantage for Mts. Fortin, too. "I 
know at this point in my life what I 
want to do; I didn't know at 18." 




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De fense stron g 

Booters rout two foes 

Senior Eddie Quinlan attempts to take the ball away from a 
University of Maine player in second half action during last 
Tuesday's rainsoaked game as freshman Kirby Nadeau looks 
on. Orient/Deniso 

Hat-trick for Lusnia 
in f -hockey shutout 


What can one say about 
revenge? Well, there is 
retaliation... and then there is 
sweet revenge - the type you roll 
around on your tongue and whose 
aftertaste is consistently en- 

It was a definite case of sweet 
revenge that the varsity field 
hockey team succumbed to as it 
pulled the plug on the University 
of Maine at Farmington, 6-0, last 
Tuesday. Making up for last years 
upset at UMF, Qur-Lady-of-the- 
Stick, Coach Sally LaPointe, 
received excellent results from her 
returning players and freshman- 

The massacre started off with 
two first half goals scored by 
junior Kim Lusnia and freshman 
Peggy Williams. But suddenly, 
and without warning, UMF finally 
pushed the ball past the mid-field 
line after over fifteen minutes of 
play. In other words, Bowdoin 
dominated most of the on field 
action in the first half. 

They also controled events in 
the second half. The Polar Bear 
offense once again made itself 
known to Farmington in the form 
of four more goals - two by 
Lusnia, completing her hat-trick, 
one more by Williams on a 
"beautiful" set-up from captain 
Sally Clayton, and one by field 
marshall Clayton herself. 

Where was the UMF offense? 
One tends to wonder about this 
when faced with such facts as 
those previously considered. It 

r \ 

Tomorrow . * . 

Both cross country teams will be 
in action tomorrow against UMO. 
The men start at 11:00 a.m. at the 
Brunswick Golf Club on Range 
Road while the women will follow 
shortly thereafter. The other 
homo contest will be the junior 
varsity soccer team which will face 
Bridgeton Academy also at 11:00 

Varsity football will open its 
season tomorrow at Trinity and 
men's varsity soccer travels to 
^Massachusetts to play Springfield 

seemed to be more or less non- 
existent. Goalie Iris Davis 
received but one shot on goal, in 
contrast to Bowdoin's twenty- 
seven projectiles aimed at the 
UMF net. 

(Continued on page 7) 

The Bowdoin Soccer team 
rainswept its way into the season 
by defeating Amherst 2 to 1 on 
Saturday then the University of 
Maine at Orono 1 to on Tuesday. 

The only person prepared for 
Saturday's game in the rain was 
Amherst coach Peter Gooding who 
arrived toting a large umbrella 
and a young team hoping to 
reverse last year's 6 to 4 defeat at 
the hands of the Polar Bears. 

However Mary Poppin-like 
Gooding's efforts as he rambled 
the sidelines, there was no 

►oonful of sugar. Despite an 

pening barrage of Amherst 

orner kicks, the Bowdoin defense 

eld, and the offense began to 

break out. 

Eleven minutes into the game 
Eddie Quinlan found Pete Caldwell 
moving on goal with no one but the 
goalie before him. A pass and a 
shot later it was Bowdoin 1, 
Amherst 0. 

The drizzle continued as the 
game see-sawed up and down both 
ends of the field, then with ten 

Gridders ready for Trinity 


In the predictable rainy weather 
that has been so common in 
Brunswick this fall, Bowdoin 
football took on Colby, Bates and 
Maine Maritime in a round-robin 
scrimmage. Head Coach Jim Lentz 
observed, moments before he 
boarded a 747 to Caracas, "It was 
an excellent opportunity to try a 
few new things. I had several 
holes to fill and I feel confident 
now that we'll be ready for Trinity 

Bowdoin met each of the three 
teams at Pickard field for one 
quarter. Lentz had good things to 
say about quarterbacks Jay 
Pensavalle and Bruce Bernier, 
freshman offensive lineman Alex 
McWilliams and the team as a 
whole. "I've never had a harder- 
working, more enthusiastic bunch 
of players," he said. 

Injuries continue to take their 
toll on the squad. The latest 
casualty is junior tailback Trip 
Spinner, out for the season with a 

separated shoulder. His place will 
be taken by sophomore Rip Kinkel 
and freshman Peter Cooper. The 
defense should be bolstered by the 
return from injuries of linebacker 
Mike Bradley and lineman Leo 
Richardson. Still questionable for 
the Trinity game are flanker 
Randy Dick and defensive back 
Jim Crossman. 

Trinity will come into the game 
fresh from a victory over Tufts 
last Saturday. The Bears' main 
task at Hartford will be stopping 
the Trinity passing game and 
containing their option offense, 
according to Captain Train Mc- 

With the preseason behind them 
now and a vigorous eight game 
schedule due to start tomorrow, 
there is no longer time to sharpen 
defenses, polish offenses, or ex- 
periment with new plays. No one 
is predicting the outcome, but, win 
or lose, no one can accuse Bowdoin 
of any lack of enthusiasm. Coach 
Lentz, not the kind of man who is 
easily impressed, is quick to 

minutes remaining in the first half 
Tim Thornton of Amherst scored 
on a penalty kick. At halftime the 
game remained tied at one. 

As the second half progressed it 
became clear the next goal would 
likely take the game as both 
defenses were heavily tested. 
Freshman goalie Kevin Kennedy 
made a number of impressive 
saves, exhibiting excellent hands 
thick in Amherst traffic. The tide 
slowly began to turn as the 
Bowdoin offense began to press 
Amherst further. 

The winning goal came with four 
minutes left in the match when a 
low corner kick from Steve Clarke 
landed at freshman Kirby 
Nadeau's feet before the Amherst 
goal, where he quickly directed it. 

Sensing their victory Bowdoin 
dominated the last four minutes 
and the game ended a hard fought 
2 to 1 win for the Polar Bears. 

The weather for Tuesday's 
game against the University of 
Maine was worse than Saturday's. 
Colder, wetter, and slicker on a 
field broken in by Saturday's 

The first half remained 
scoreless, but a scoreless half 
dominated by Maine as Kennedy 
again turned in an impressive 
performance in the nets, stopping 
a number of shots including one 
^break away. 

In the second half, however, 
Bowdoin pulled together, with 
Peter Caldwell getting the only 
goal of the game on a penalty kick 
late in the half. Final score 
Bowdoin 1, Maine 0. 

Most notable about the now 
undefeated soccer team is the 
number of freshmen contributing 
to the wins. When the winning 
goal was scored against Amherst, 
there were five freshmen on the 

"I think the freshman class is a 
strong soccer class," said head 
coach Charlie Butt. "The freshman 
who played have held up well 
under their first varsity com- 
petition. They've definitely made a 
big contribution. All still showed 
some inexperience, but we'll grow 
as we go along," Butt said. 

Butt stated the main effect of 
the weather in the two games has 
been to down on scoring. 

"We've got a good passing front 
line and the weather has definitely 
affected our game," he said. 

(Continued on page 7) 

Peter Caldwell moves upfield 
against UMO. Orient/Deniso 

The Polar Bear football squad will need the kind of pass rush it 
has possessed in past years if it is to beat Trinity tomorrow. 

Women 's soccer arrives 


Beginning a new sports team at a school such as Bowdoin is never an 
easy task. What with intense academics coupled with the large number 
of other athletic and extra-curricular activities already available, 
generating interest in a new area is definitely a chore. 

The Bowdoin women's soccer team, however, seems to have avoided 
this problem quite successfully. In this their first season as an in- 
tercollegiate junior varsity squad, the team boasts a roster of about 
forty women, almost half of whom have played soccer either at the in- 
tercollegiate or intramural level in secondary school. 

The coach of this new team is Ray Bicknell, whose men's junior varsity 
team has been turned over to former Polar Bear standout Robbie Moore. 
Bicknell says the push for women's soccer at Bowdoin came "from west 
coast girls" such as junior Sarah Gates and sophomore Carol Grant, both 
from Oregon. 

Women's soccer is evidently a much more widely played game on the 
west coast than it is back east. Most of the women from the east who 
have experience come from prep schools, Bicknell explained, such as 
Lawrence Academy and Northfield-Mt. Hermon in Massachusetts and 
Princeton Day School in New Jersey. 

The rules for women's soccer are identical to those employed by the 
"opposite sex" except for playing time. While men play two 45-minute 
halves, the women's game is instead divided into quarters. 

Despite the large turnout of female soccer hopefuls, there seems to be 
little, if any. similar interest at either Bates or Colby. With a lack of 
collegiate opponents a problem, the women will play two games each 
against Waterville High School and Hyde School along with matches at 
Harvard and Tufts. 

An optimistic mood prevails with the team even though it dropped its 
opener to Exeter Academy, 2-0, last Saturday. Bicknell commented that 
at times his women dominated the game and also that things would 
improve "as soon as we get to know each other." 

It is almost strange that women's soccer has not caught on before as 
inexpensive, team sports are hard to come by. All one can say is good 
luck to Coach Bicknell and his Polar Bears in their maiden season. 

Union 's provost 

Boards name eleventh President - 

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Dr. Willard F. Enteman. 
Provost of Union College, was 
elected President of Bowdoin 
College this morning during a 
special meeting of the Governing 

The unanimous choice of the 
Board's Presidential Nominating 
Committee, Enteman will become 
Bowdoin's eleventh president next 
June 30 when Dr. Roger Howell, 
Jr. steps down to resume a career 
in teaching and research after ten 
years in office. 

A graduate of Williams College, 
the 40 year old Dr. Enteman 
earned an M.B.A. from Harvard 
University and a Ph.D. in 
philosophy from Boston 
University. "He has had 
budgetary experience, but at the 
same time he is a scholar," com- 
mented William C. Pierce, Vice 
President of the Board of Trustees 

and Chairman of the committee 
that nominated Enteman. 

Dr. Enteman's current 
philosophic research includes the 
philosophy of economics, im- 
portant figures in the history of 
economic philosophy, preferential 
recruitment and preferential 
hiring. He has indicated he will 
continue Bowdoin's tradition of 
administrators who are also 
teachers and scholars. 

Despite his academic talents. 
Dr. Enteman's strength appears 
to be finance and administration. 
"We needed badly a budget man," 
said Pierce. Speaking at the an- 
nual Alumni Day Luncheon this 
morning after the Governing 
Board's vote. Pierce graphically 
illustrated the president-elect's 
administrative ability. "When Dr. 
Enteman became provost at 
Union, the College was running an 
annual deficit of approximately 
half a million dollars," he declared. 

"He brought the budget into 
balance the next year." 

In 1961, Dr. Enteman earned an 
M.B.A. degree at Harvard's 
Graduate School of Business 
Administration, where his major 
areas of concentration were 
General Administration, Finance 

President-elect Enteman. 


and Control. 

Dr. Enteman was awarded 
A.M. and Ph.D. degrees in 
philosophy at Boston University in 
1962 and 1965, respectively. His 
master's thesis was entitled "The 
Ethical Theory of William James" 
and his doctoral dissertation was 
"A Philosophic Critique of the 
Economic Concept of Profit 

While completing his graduate 
studies at Boston University he 
was appointed an Instructor in 
Philosophy at Wheaton College. 
He was named an Assistant 
Professor at Wheaton in 1965, and 
in 1969 was promoted to the rank 
of Associate Professor with 

In 1970 Dr. Enteman was ap- 
pointed Associate Professor of 
Philosophy and Chairman of the 
Philosophy Department at Union, 
where he was granted tenure in 
June of 1972. He was named 

Provost of Union in August of 

Dr. Enteman was introduced to 
the faculty after the vote was 
taken this morning and later 
addressed the Alumni Day 
Luncheon audience. "I am 
delighted to be here and I look 
forward to becoming a part of the 
College. Bowdoin holds a special 
position in higher education. We 
must always convert problems 
into opportunities and we should 
assume the obligations of 
leadership for ourselves and for 
others. We shall not lose sight of 
the past history and traditions 
which are such an important part 
of Bowdoin. The future is a bright 
and optimistic one for Bowdoin. I 
am most enthusiastic about 
participating in the development 
of that future and becoming, one 
day, part of Bowdoin's past." he 
told the crowded assembly. 

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A curious and colorful pageant of Bowdoin Presidents : 
how they got here, what they were, and where they live 

Past Presidents 
brought style 
with leadership 


Bowdoin's eleventh president 
will find that he has stepped into a 
line of talented, but sometimes 
curious academic leader, of this 
institution. There were, for 
example, the giants of William 
DeWitt Hyde and Kenneth 
Charles Morton Sills who guided 
the College into the twentieth 
century and then through its 
greatest trials. On the other hand, 
General Joshua Chamberlain, an 
able Civil War hero, almost ruined 
the College through good in- 
tentions. Nevertheless, Bowdoin 
has managed to weather its one 
hundred and eighty four years 
because there have been men 
between Bowdoin's first President 
Joseph McKeen and Willard 
Enteman who have served the 
College with unflagging loyalty 
and imagination. 

The Reverend McKeen, a 
Congregationalist minister with a 
degree from Dartmouth and 
advanced work at Harvard, was 
inaugurated President in Sep- 
tember 1802. It was no easy job he 
had undertaken. In the early years 
of the College, the President, his 
family, and Bowdoin's handful of 
students, lived under the same 
roof in Massachusetts Hall. Under 
McKeen and his successor, Rev. 
Jesse Appleton, Bowdoin excelled 
in the fields of science, 
mathematics, chemistry, and 

(Continued on page 4) 

The Presidential Nominating Committee's quest came to an end 
this week. Professors Howland and Greason, junior Jess Staley , 
and senior Scott Perper (not shown) submitted their candidate's 
name to the governing boards today. Orient/Huh 

How Presidential squad 
tracked down their man 


After eight months of in- 
terviews, discussion and con- 
sideration, the Presidential 
Nominating Committee has 
successfully completed its 
assigned task with the nomination 
of Union College Provost Willard 
F. Enteman. 

The Committee, chartered by 
the Governing Boards last 
January to nominate a successor 
to Roger Howell Jr., came to a 
decision nearly two weeks ago 
after reviewing more than 300 
resumes. "We debated it out for a 
long time," commented William C. 

This stately mansion on the corner of Federal Street and the Bath 
Road has housed the leaders of Bowdoin College since the days 
of President Harris. Orient/ Luckerman . 

At the President's House 
past and present dovetail 

Pierce, chairman of the 
Nominating Committee and Vice 
President of the Board of 

Once the Committee arrived at 
their proposal, the Governing 
Boards were notified of today's 
special meeting. The Governing 
Boards require ten days notice 
before they can convene. 
However, the meeting was 
deliberately delayed to coincide 
with the Alumni Weekend. "It 
seemed to me back in July and 
August that it would be an ideal 
time to present our nominee," said 
(Continued on page 7) 


The history of the President's 
House at 85 Federal Street has 
been as busy as the careers of its 
occupants. It has been moved, 
bought, sold, vacated, and 
renovated all in the course of its 
one hundred seventy-seven years. 
Hundreds of students have passed 
through its doors, either for 
receptions or academic coal- 
raking. The building has always 
held a place in the Bowdoin con- 
sciousness for the simple reason 
that the imposing structure has 
housed imposing men. 

Captain Francis C. Jordan built 

what is now the President's House 
in 1860. Its original location was 
between the Parker Cleaveland 
House on Federal Street and the 
Henry Leland Chapman House. 
Seven years later, the College 
purchased the house for the sum of 
$9,000 - cheap at twice the price 
by today's standards, although it 
was considered a large amount 
back then. 

The first Bowdoin President to 
occupy the mansion was Samuel 
Harris, the College's fifth 
President and member of the class 
of 1833. President Harris lived 

(Continued on page 5) 



SAT., OCT. 1, 1977 



Word of welcome 

1 he Orient is delighted to welcome 
Bowdoin's eleventh President into his 
office and add our own small voice to 
the chorus. 

First and foremost, we salute 
President-elect Enteman's zeal and 
ability that has reaped for him his ac- 
complishments to date. They are for- 
midable indeed, enough to raise him 
in the eye of the Presidential 
Nominating Committee above a host 
of other candidates. 

Second, we suggest mildly that com- 
ing to the presidency of a school like 
Bowdoin is one of the riper plums that 
fall to deserving men. The President is 
clearly worthy of the school; the school 
is worthy of the President. 

We conclude with a plea. The next 
five years will be a time of choices, 
likely painful and ineluctable ones, 
and on a dizzying number of fronts. 
One hopes that President Enteman 
will exert himself to preserve the spe- 
cial traditions of the College whose 
savour may not be at once obvious. 
And finally, we ask that he honor in 
his administration what is and always 
should be the very first principle of 
Bowdoin education — academic excel- 

The answer must be no. If the man- 
datory retirement age is moved up to 
70, as it appears it will — and should 
— Bowdoin must adapt to the situa- 
tion. There is no choice but to lift the 
freeze on faculty hiring. President 
Roger Howell, Jr. has already indi- 
cated that this is a possibility. He 
could leave us no better legacy after 
his ten-year tenure as President of the 
College than to make it a reality. 

Day of the animals 

As our story on page four makes 
clear, dog days for dogs may very well 
be a thing of the past if the offended 
rise up in righteous rage to smite the 
canine population on campus. Their 
complaints are often well-taken. Who 
wants a gnawed frisbee or a couple wet 
slurps when sunbathing? Who wants 
to be shadowed all the way into Hub- 
bard Hall? And who wants to be 
bowled over by those mastiffs that 
sometimes appear on campus? 

But a ban on dogs? The College is 
decidedly barking up the wrong tree. 
It needs something positive and 
humane. We suggest that Admissions 
recruit man's best friend as special 
students. The College could start a 
K-9 unit as in World War II, but with a 
slightly different slant. 

Professors would no longer be inter- 
rupted by dogs in class, because Fido 
and Tippy would be behind desks 
scribbling away at their notes. L.L. 
Bean could develop a whole new line of 
canine clothing and the Senior Center 
could sponsor a Meat Bar. 


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v^ongress' move to raise the mandat- 
ory retirement age from 65 to 70 (see 
story page 3) is an encouraging piece 
of legislation for the older citizens of 
this country. Obviously, a mind does 
not suddenly go blank at any one pre- 
scribed age; the productivity of many 
senior professors attests to that. 

This legislation is the result of an 
intense lobbying effort by organiza- 
tions like the Gray Panthers — they 
are to be congratulated for their im- 
pressive effort. 

However, a problem results. 

Many colleges, Bowdoin among 
them, are already in the midst of a 
hiring freeze. Can the College afford 
to shut off new blood for a period of five 

What insights the dogs could pro- 
vide as a parallel to the seminar in 
human sexuality! And while the De- 
partment of Romance Languages 
might have a hard time making tapes 
for our furry polyglots, think of how 
the Athletic Department will haul in 
the money with dog races. 

On occasions like James Bowdoin 
Day or Commencement, the dogs 
could also play a special role. There 
would be the RinTinTin Cup for out- 
standing retrievals or the Class of '74 
Flea Collar, awarded each year to the 
dog that has distinguished himself 
most by scratching. 

The possibilities are endless, and 
the Federal Government would love 


To the Editor: 

There is really little point to my 
attempting to correct the various 
inaccuracies and misleading 
statements that were contained in 
Jeff Ranbom's letter last week; let 
it suffice to say that Jeff's 
caricatures of the various per- 
sonalities involved and 
representations of their 
motivations were somewhat 
removed from the truth. 
Following is an excerpt from a 
letter I sent to the voting mem- 
bers of the Sun last Mopday, 
which presents a slightly more 
accurate account of the situation 
(at least as far as I was concerned): 

Since my election last April, I 
have given much thought to the 
Sun and the reasons and 
purposes for which it was 
founded. These reasons have 
never been especially clear or 
well-known; each proponent of 
the paper has arrived at a 
private conception of alter- 
native journalism to which he 
or she feels the Sun should 

Problems of this sort are not 
new to those who seek to found - 
newspapers; in most cases, 
however, this multiplicity of 
direction is overcome by the 
somewhat dictatorial actions of 
a unified elite — the founders, 
those who conceived and seek 
to establish the paper. 

The .Sun has perhaps twenty 
persons who are, with differing 
degrees of devotion, interested 
and dedicated to the idea of a 
newsjournal here at Bowdoin. 
It has become increasingly 
evident to me that the ex- 
pectations which each of these 
people hold for the paper are 
not . my expectations. But 
neither is it a case of "me" 
against "them"; "they" are 
fragmented and without a 
common interest beyond a 
desire to publish a "non- 

This lack of unity has left me 
doubtful of my ability to 
oversee the production of a 
coherent and significant 
publication. And if I cannot feel 
confident in my abilities and if I 
harbor doubts about the 
potential for quality and value 

in the product of our efforts, I 
cannot allow myself to continue 
as editor. 

I therefore resign the 
position of editor of the Sun. 

In addition, I recommend 
that the monies allocated the 
Sun be returned to the Student 
Activities Fee Committee. 
Until such time as a strong and 
unified group whose members 
share a common and well- 
defined conception of what they 
intend to work towards does 
form, I cannot justify our 
retaining these funds, given the 
situation presently facing the 

I give my thanks to those who 
gave their time, ideas, and sup- 
port to me and the Sun. 

Michael Tardiff 79 

Limiting factors 

To the Editor: 

Of all the barriers and personal 
limitations we place on our 
existence at Bowdoin, the most 
discouraging is that we" have 
closed ourselves to a solution. We 
are cognitive of the shallowness of 
our college experience, but rather 
than act, we acquiesce. Removing 
ourselves to secure cliques and 
elite social circles we cut off 
outside perspectives. 

Once we can begin to develop 
the means to assimilate different 
points of view we can begin to 
grow. This development will not 
happen because our attitudes, 
organizations, and policies do 
permit it. Furthermore, we do not 
demand, or even ask, to find 
alternate methods of procedure. 
We have become so systematized 
that clubs and organizations have 
obscured our needs. We no longer 
dictate the priorities, we per- 
petuate what has come before. 
Through the perpetuation of past 
procedure we have lost sight of a 

Our government has become 
bogged down with its policy and 
procedure. It has also lost student 
interest. Since the first Town 
Meeting, which enjoyed over- 
whelming participation, our 
Executive Board has struggled to 
maintain a quorum. There are 
various reasons, but the most 
significant is that it has little 
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Professor Dawidowicz treats Holocaust 
in first Harry Spindel memorial lecture 


"At the time, the world was 
shocked. The shock has worn off." 
Professor Lucy Dawidowicz of 
Yeshiva University was referring 
to the "shock" induced by the 
Holocaust. The systematic murder 
of six million .European Jews 
carried out by Germans during the 


(Continued from page 2) 
relevance to the real needs of the 
campus. The need to make our 
college experience dynamically 

Similarly, the Afro-American 
Society is faced with this problem. 
It has become concerned with 
maintaining the status quo. It 
struggles to provide programs, 
lectures, and discussions without 
examining the needs of its 
members. Consequently it does 
not grow or provide an experience 
from which the individuals can go 
beyond their limited existence. 

This is characteristic of 
How doin. We live to continue what 
has come before. Not questioning 
our practices we maintain our 
College, but denied the ability to 
grow. We must realize that a 
conservative" institution like 
ours is not intrinsically open to 
change. The way it is organized 
most of us interested in change 
become swallowed up by in- 
difference. In order to promote 
change an individual must be 
willing to become frustrated and 
lonely. Too often people cannot 
persevere and give up. 

It is time for us to open our 
campus and our lives to the real 
needs of the student body. We 
must go beyond organizations that 
have limited us. We can no longer 
be satisfied with intellectual 
stimulation at the cost of personal 
and spiritual growth. We cannot 
allow ourselves to create a life in 
which we will perpetuate the 
norms of a society that already 
ignores the needs of its people. 
Yet, this is what Bowdoin 
prepares us for. 

Re-evaluation must be the first 
step in making our college life a 
more viable experience. We need 
to look at our lives and ask if we 
are growing as complete human 
beings. Once we take that step the 
road to change becomes more 
clear. We can then identify the 
limiting factors and act to modify 

It is necessary for us to look at 
each campus organization and 
determine if it serves our needs. 
Disgarding all policy and 
procedure we should identify the 
areas that need attention. Then, 
based on the needs of the 
students, rebuild each 
organization. If we are aware of 
these needs and aspirations the 
policy and procedure will have a 
direct link with the students. This 
link will tie us together and make 
the campus work for us. As it is, 
our lives are dictated by the norms 
and barriers of the community. 

Re-evaluation will take a 
collective effort. An effort in 
which the input of every student is 
not only important, but necessary 
if the result is to be relative to 
each of us. Needless to say, this 
will not happen until we are 
prodded into action. But 
frustration is growing and when it 
reaches a climax, the campus will 
have no other alternative. 

Harold M. Wingood 79 

twelve years of Nazi rule. 

Professor Dawidowicz, who was 
the speaker at last Sunday's 
inaugural of the Harry Spindel 
Memorial Lecture Series, did not 

recount any of the obscene details 
of that nightmarish genocide. 

crowd at Kresge Auditorium that 
in recorded history, "the 
Holocaust and antisemitism oc- 
cupy a relatively small place." 

In her lecture "The Holocaust in 
Contemporary Thought," 
Professor Dawidowicz gave 
documented example after 
example of how the importance of 
Jews in history has been, both 
consciously and unconsciously, 
minimized by historians. The 
almost total extermination of the 
Jews in Germany, an event within 
the living memory of'many, has 
been accorded the same treat- 

She pointed out that "even in 
the U.S., where the antisemitism 
was never as malignant as it was 
in Europe, the Jews are con- 
spicuous by their absence." A 
startling example of this is to be 
found in the recently published 

Professor Lucy Dawidowicz, 
of New York's Yeshiva Uni- 
versity, the College's first 
Spindel Lecturer. BNS 

Columbia History of the World by 
Peter Gay, in which absolutely no 
reference is made to the Holocaust 
in the book's discussion of World 
War II. 

Professor Dawidowicz, who in 
spite of cutting a rather 
diminutive figure gives off the 
impression of having great 
energy, informed the slightly 
dumbstruck audience that she 
wrote Mr. Gay about this ex- 
traordinary hole in his scholarly 
work. In reply, all he could come 

up with was that this had been an 
"oversight. "He also apologized. 

Part of the lecture was devoted 
to explanations of the various 
holes, omissions, oversights, and 
outright lies that pepper much of 
the world's historical literature in 
relation to the Jews. 

Professor Dawidowicz cited 
Ralph Perry's theory of the 
'egocentric predicament of Man' 
(the inability of Man to see the 
world through eyes other than his 
own) as "the most satisfying 
explanation of this question." 

This, Professor Dawidowicz 
feels, gives reason for the "con- 
temporary theory that the 
Holocaust was nothing more than 
an isolated event in the parochial 
history of the Jews." 

Some of the other motives that 
she put forth were much less 

Particularly interesting are the 
official Russian histories of World 
War II which make no mention of 
the one million Soviet Jews who 
died in Nazi death camps. 
Professor Dawidowicz called this 
omission a case of political bribery. 
It was done to appease gMVpa jn 
the Soviet Union such as the 
White Russians and the 
Ukrainians, who welcomed the 
Nazis as liberators and also 
handed over to them as many 
Jews as they could. To admit the 
truth about White Russian and 
Ukrainians conduct toward the 
Nazis would expose the 
tenuousness of their loyalty to the 
Soviet regime. On another Jevel. 
the Soviets are finding a point of 
common ground with their sub- 
jects. Professor Dawidowicz said 
after the lecture that the Soviets 
are in effect saying "we're not so 
different, we hate the Jews too." 

Professor Dawidowicz stressed 
the point that the place of the 
Holocaust in world history is 
tremendously important and not 
merely a concern of Jews. "The 
Holocaust tested Man and God." It 
tested both Man's "endurance and 
his capacity for bestiality." She 
concluded her speech saying "only 

through knowledge can it be 

At a reception held for her after 
the lecture, a man asked Professor 
Dawidowicz if "it could happen 
here?" She smiled and answered, 
"No. not in America." And then 
she added, "I promise you." 


A bill now in Congress would raise the age for mandatory re- 
tirement of employees — including professors — from 65 to 70. 
Dean of the Faculty Alfred Fuchs is worried that this might close 
Bowdoin off from young Ph.D.'s for five years. Orient/Rosen 

G olden years 

Bill to clog prof market 


Bowdoin may be facing a 
decrease in the number of new 
faculty members it will be able to 
hire in the next five years, if 
legislation raising the retirement 
age passes the Senate, according 
to Alfred H. Fuchs. Dean of 

Retirement at 70 . 

The bill, which would raise the 
mandatory retirement age from 65 
to 70. was passed overwhelmingly 
by the House of Representatives 
last week and appears to have 
enough support to clear the 

This will mean that for the next 
five years there will be no 
positions opening due to 
retirement of professors at age 65. 
"It just puts things off for five 
years." explained Fuchs. "Instead 
of retirements coming up in the 
early 1980s, they will be post- 
poned until the mid to late 1980s." 

College officials across the 
nation are predicting that this will 
mean a five year gap in the 
number of young professors. 
"There will certainly be fewer 
opportunities for younger Ph.D.'s 
at Bowdoin," remarked Fuchs. 

Fewer openings 
"If professors go beyond 65. it 
will mean all the fewer openings 
for younger teachers," seconded 
Professor William B. Whiteside, 
who heads the Bowdoin chapter of 
the American Association of 
University Professors (AAUP). 
Whiteside refused to comment 
further until the first meeting of 

the AAUP, where the effects of 
the bill will be discussed. 

Problems will also be created 
with tenure. According to the 
Dean of Faculty, fewer professors 
will be retiring, making tenure 
harder for the younger professors 
to receive. 

The passage of the bill by the 
House caught many educators off 
guard. Legislation of this nature 
has failed numerous times in the 
past, but a strong lobbying effort 
by senior citizens has won 
widespread support for the 

Openings in the College faculty 
are created in one of three ways: 
expansion of the faculty, 
professors failing to receive 
tenure, or retirement, whether 
voluntary or mandatory. Unlike 
most colleges. Bowdoin may be 
receiving help in one of these 
areas. Fuchs noted that there is a 
good chance that the faculty might 
yet expand but nothing is definite. 

Not eager to leave 
Proponents of the bill claim that 
even with the raising of the 
retirement age, many people will 
still step down early. Fuchs 
disagreed, saying that education 
was a special case in which 
professors may not be as eager to 
leave their jobs after 65. "Faculty 
members are in a different kind of 
profession," he said. 

Bowdoin's age for compulsory 
retirement only skipped down- 
wards from 70 years of age to 65 
five years ago by action of the 
Governing Boards. 

CEP debates S.C. enrollment, ecology course 


In its meeting last Monday, the 
Curriculum and Educational Policy 
Committee (CEPI postponed final 
decisions on a proposal for 
maximum enrollment in Senior 
Center seminars; and for a human 
ecology course in Freeport. 

The motion to limit the 
enrollment of the seminars was 
sponsored by English Professor 
LeRoy Greason in last week's 
faculty meeting. Pointing to the 
excessive amount of students in 
"Human Sexuality" (Seminar 5), 
Professor Greason proposed to 
limit all seminars to 25 students. 
In the case that enrollment does 
exceed that figure, "it should have 
the concurrence of the CEP and 

The human ecology course is a 

totally different situation. It is 
being offered by the Center for 
Human Ecology Studies in 
Freeport. While the students may 
receive Bowdoin credit, the course 
would not be covered by regular 

Committee consensus seems to 
be that Professor Greason's 
proposal, while a step in the right 
direction, is not the answer. They 
believe that a total revaluation of 
the Senior Center's function is 
more to the point. Student 
representative Mary Lynn 
Augustoni '80 commented that, 
"the whole Senior Center idea has 
changed. It is no longer a haven 
for seniors." 

CEP is not overanxious to usurp 
the Senior Center Council's power. 
As chairman of the committee and 
President of the College Roger 

Howell put it, "I would hope the 
Council would come to the faculty 
with a yes or no proposal. They've 
been talking for two years. If they 
don't by the end of the year. CEP 
will have to take charge." 

President Howell sees many 
possibilities of the reorganization 
of the Senior Center. However, his 
pet project would be to make it the 
home for interdisciplinary courses. 
Cathy Frieder, one of the three 
student representatives, echoed 
the President. "It should maintain 
a way of innovation. It should 
house courses which would not 
normally be in the curriculum." 

Spending so much time on the 
Senior Center question left little 
room for discussion of the human 
ecology course offered in 
Freeport. The motion was tabled, 
awaiting assessment from the 

Environmental Studies depart- 

Chances for adoption, however, 
are slim. President Howell 
summed up the committee's 
feelings to the proposal. "My own 
reaction is not very positive. It 
lacks articulation and integrity. It 
has trendy characteristics .to it, 
but that's about it. It really doesn't 
have solid characteristics." 

During the course of the year, 
the CEP hopes to cope with the 
problem of the structure of 
majors. Other topics will include a 
set policy for special students, the 
reinstatement of some 
requirements, and, as put forth by 
President Howell in his Con- 
vocation Address, the in- 
vestigation of interdisciplinary 



SAT., OCT. 1, 1977 

Above are pictured some of the College's more notable presidents: from upper left to lower right 
are Joseph McKeen, How (loin's first; Joshua Chamberlain, the Civil War hero; William DeWitt 
Hyde; Kenneth Charles Morton Sills; James Stacy Coles; and Roger Howell, Jr. See page 1 for a 
photograph of President-elect Willard Enteman. 

Old presidents' influence stays 

(Continued from page 1) 
mineralogy. The College also 
benefited from the acquisition of 
the Bowdoin family library and art 

Between 1802 and 1883, the 
College continued to grow. 
Though it was hampered by the 
panic of 1837, it managed to found 
a medical school, expand its 
curriculum and enrollment and 
create more named professor- 
ships. Out of the whispering pines 
came Franklin Pierce, Class of 
1824 and President of the United 
States, Henry Wadsworth 
Longfellow, - and Nathaniel 
Hawthorne, Bowdoin worthies of 
international reputation. 

In 1874, General Joshua 
Chamberlain, Bowdoin's sixth 
president, caused a stir when he 
instituted mandatory military drill 
for the students. Believing that 
the studentry had, under the 
heady atmosphere of academe, 
become too lax in their ways, 
Chamberlain, marched them up 
and down the quadrangle to stiffen 
muscles and morals. This policy, 
however, resulted in near disaster 
when several students were ex- 
pelled for refusal to drill. All the 
other students eventually followed 
suit and were all suspended. 
Bowdoin's campus was empty, and 
the students would only return on 
the condition that the College put 
a stop to the drills. The students 
eventually had their way, and 
Chamberlain resigned in 1883 
because of this bungle, his war 
injuries, and the apparent need for 
a better administrator. 

Chamberlain's resignation 
ushered William DeWitt Hyde into 
the presidency in 1885. Hyde 
brought with him a boundless zeal 
for academics and modernization 
of the College. Under Hyde, 
Bowdoin experienced growth in 
the curriculum and campus. 
During his long tenure from 1885 

to 1917, Hyde worked for the 
construction of the Sargent 
Gymnasium, the college ob- 
servatory, the library, dormitory 
renovations, the Walker , Art 
Building, and the Searles Science 
Building. His personal dynamism 
was such that he was nationally 
recognized as an educator and an 
administrator. Endowments rose 
from $378,273 to $2,312,868 and 
enrollment increased from 119 to 
400. It was under President Hyde, 
according to the College 
Catalogue, that Bowdoin's 
philosophy of its students and of 
its faculty members as respon- 
sible, independent individuals 
became fixed. 

Succeeding President Hyde was 
Kenneth CM. Sills, who was 
chiefly responsible for the 
Bowdoin of today. Sills steered 
the College through two World 
Wars, the Great Depression, and 
the aftermath of each. Like Hyde, 
Sills's character pervaded the 
College. His close association with 
students and his teaching abilities 
he coupled with his deft talent as 
an administrator. Under Sills, the 
College endowment leaped to 
$12,312,274. and with it came a 
burgeoning of the curriculum, 
large increase in the faculty, and a 
doubling of student numbers to 
eight hundred. 

Bowdoin's reputation was also 
changing during this period. From 
a small regional college of the 
nineteenth century, it was 
transformed at the hands of Hyde 
and Sills to an institution of 
national appeal and recognition. 
As the complexion of the College 
changed, student activities were 
expanded along with the frater- 
nity system. 

President Sills stepped down 
from office in 1952. He was Dean 
of the College under President 
Hyde, and their two ad- 
ministrations are remarkable for 

their length (nearly seventy years 
combined) and continuity. 

James Stacy Coles succeeded 
President Sills in 1952. His ad- 
ministration saw new additions to 
campus buildings and thorough 
revision of the curriculum. The 
College extended its honors 
qualifications to all gifted 
students, introduced independent 
study and undergraduate research 
programs, and devised the Senior 
Year Program. Innovations in the 
curriculum were paralleled by 
enormous new building projects 
like the Senior Center, the Dayton 
Arena, the Morrell Gymnasium, - 
Coleman Hall, Gibson Hall, and 
Hawthorne-Longfellow Library. 
Pickard Theater was built in 
Memorial Hall, and Massachusetts 
and Hubbard Hall were renovated. 
• Some of the College's most 
turbulent years, however, also fell 
under the presidency of Roger 
Howell, Jr.. who filled the post in 
1968, having graduated from 
Bowdoin only ten years earlier. 
Howell, a Rhodes Scholar and 
Chairman of the Department of 
History at Bowdoin, presided over 
the momentous switch to co- 
education in 1970. Also in that 
year was the disturbing student 
strike caused by protest of the 
Vietnam War. His presidency has 
witnessed another jump in 
enrollments, now numbering 
1,300, and further expansion of the 
curriculum to include Afro- 
American studies, biochemistry, 
and courses on the environment. 
The Visual Arts Center was added 
to the campus during Howell's 

President Howell last year 
recommended a return to 
distributional requirements and a 
more traditional grading system. 
He has recently urged the 
development of a freer major 
system and a greater number of 
interdisciplinary courses. 

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Man's best friend has become something of a nuisance for Bowdoin 
administrators as complaints from irate Brunswick residents have 
showered the office of the Dean of Students. 

The problem originates with pets owned by Bowdoin students that 
have proved to be undesirable tenants of fraternities, College-owned 
apartments and town apartments. According to Sallie Gilmore, 
Assistant Dean of Students, ten complaints have been made to her office 
about student-owned dogs. "Last year I didn't get any calls." she 

Not all of the complaints have been lodged against one dog or owner, 
but the question has drawn enough attention to worry administrators. 
"It is becoming a problem," commented Wendy Fairey, Dean of 
Students. No action has been planned by the Dean's Office to deal with 
the increasing number of complaints. 

Both Fairey and GiJmore point out that the Bowdoin campus is not 
immune from local regulations. "The local leash law is in effect on the 
campus," reminded Gilmore. Although local dog catchers will not be 
called on campus at this point, dogs running loose and dogs knocking 
over young children will not be ignored. The Deans have made 
agreements with individual students to be sure that the dogs in question 
are leashed. 

Gilmore finds the situation touchy, because many of the complaints 
have been lodged against fraternities, where the Dean has no power, 
"...unless we are asked." Gilmore explained, "We don't function in loco 
parentis anymore." 

The possibility of legal suits has made the Dean's position awkward. 
"We would feel it was necessary to do something," said Gilmore. The 
College would presumably come to the aid of the students in question in 
the event of legal action. 

Although Bowdoin already prohibits pets in College owned housing, 
dogs and cats abound on campus. However, no formal policy is planned 
to curb the pet problem. "I don't think it will go beyond informal war- 
nings," stated Fairey. Gilmore sees no effective solution to the dilemma. 
"I don't know what to do," she said. 

The Committee on Student Life met on Tuesday to consider the dog 
situation, but no defined policy on roaming pets was formulated. Unless 
a wide reaching policy on pets is established, it will be up to individual 
owners to keep their dogs under control. "I have nothing against dogs, I 
have one myself," concluded Gilmore. 

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The past lives at 85 Federal 

(Continued from page 1) 
there until he left the College in 
1871, when General Joshua 
Chamberlain took command. 
Chamberlain owned another house 
on Maine Street which he 
preferred to the Federal Street 
residence, and so he sold the 
erstwhile President's House to 
Amos D. Lock wood, Treasurer of 
the College from 1871 to 1873. 

The reason why the house was 
moved from its original site on 
Federal Street to the corner of the 
Bath Road is unclear. According to 
one account, a Mrs. Chandler, a 
neighbor, complained that the 
shadow the house cast prevented 
light from entering her parlor 
windows next door. Another 
reports that, aside from the 
shadow, the house cramped the 
Chandler's attempts at gardening. 
At any rate, Mr. Chandler bought 
the house and moved it to its 
present corner lot in 1874. 
Chandler managed the task by 
hauling the enormous house 
behind the Chapman and Cram 

The College apparently re- 
acquired the house, for it became 
the residence of President William 
DeWitt Hyde shortly after his 

inauguration in 1885. The house 
has been owned by the College 
ever since. 

The interior of the President's 
House has undergone some major 
revisions since Francis Jordan 
first built it. Besides a toilsome 
journey up Federal Street, the 
College has removed some walls, 
relocated a few fireplaces, and, in 
1925, added a ball room to the side 
of the mansion. 

When President Sills took of- 
fice, the house had little furniture 
and very few conveniences. Under 
the guided hand of Mrs. Sills, 
whom the President married in 
1918, the house began to generate 
warmth, ease, and graciousness. 
It was Mrs. Sills who suggested 
the ball room, which was the first 
major modification to the house. 
The ball room was designed by the 
late F. Arnold Burton of the Class 
of 1907. 

During President Sills's tenure, 
the College added four bathrooms 
and a nifty two-car garage. Mrs. 
Sills herself developed the 
grounds around the President's 
House. In back, where the ruins of 
a victory garden and tennis court 
still remained, Mrs. Sills planned a 
square lawn surrounded by 

Exec elections postponed 


The Elections Committee of the 
Executive Board has been forced 
to reschedule the election for 
members of that board due to a 
technical violation of the student 
constitution. The election date was 
reset for yesterday. Friday 
September 30th. 

According to chairman of the 
elections committee. Jeff Zimman 
'78, the student constitution calls 
for petitions for the executive 
board to be due three days before 
the balloting. The original plan 

was to have petitions due on 
Sunday the 25th only two days 
before the Tuesday voting. 

The committee was made aware 
of this late last week. Zimman 
argued unsuccessfully that Sunday 
should be counted as one of the 
days. It was then decided that 
instead of changing the election to 
■ Wednesday it would be postponed 
until Friday to allow time for 

According to Zimman, twenty- 
three people turned in petitions in 
time to be on the ballot. 

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1. Lynne "Poopsie" Harngan 

2. Jamie Silverstein 78 




3. Tracy Wolstencrofl '80 

4. Terry Roberts '80 

5. Gregory Kerr 79 

6 Peter Steinbrueck 79 


Out of 1331 students. 
650 voted, a turnout 
of 51%. 

7. Ken Harvey '80 

8. Vladimir Drozdoff 79 

9. Cathy Frieder 80 

10. William Anderson 80 


Polls were open from 9 
am to 5 p.m. Results 
were available by 9 p.m. 

11. Connie Langer 81 

12. Arona Luckerman '81 


One recount took place. 

13. David Hooke 78 


14. Peter F. Richardson 79 


15. Mark Woodsum 80 


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evergreens and containing a 
fountain and pool. Later, more 
evergreens were planted to fence 
out the traffic and noise of the 
Bath Road. 

The house itself is a Renaissance 
or Italianate structure, combining, 
according to Economics Professor 
William Shipman and amateur 
architectural historian, the ornate 
style of Victorian architecture 
with the massive, block-like style 
of the Federal period. The cupola, 
one of the rages of nineteenth 
century architecture, tops off the 
house with a commanding view of 
Sills Hall. 
Inside, the house is subdued and 

' tastefully decorated. The large 
living room contains several 
portraits by noted colonial artists 
and ancient artifacts from the 
Museum of Art. The den, across 
the foyer from the living room is 
less formal. It sports a magnificent 
bay window and a marble 
fireplace, armchairs, coffee table, 
and well-filled bookshelves. The 
ball room and kitchen complete the 
first floor of the house. Each is 
quite large and the ball room can 
also accommodate large dinner p- 

The second floor contains the 
private quarters of the President: 

.his study, bedroom, and dressing 
room. Across the hall are two 
guest bedrooms. The third floor is 
usually the residence of two 
students, and contains four 
bedrooms. The graceful polished 
wood bannister climbs from the 

' ground floor to the cupola, 
wood banister climbs from the 
ground floor to the cupola. 

The President's House, through 
its long history identification with 
the College, seems to be a fitting 
residence: a captain's house for the 
College's captains. 

The sea — danger, romance, inspiration, wetness — is the subject 
of Saltwater College, a group of Bowdoin students and teachers 
interested in preserving the link between man and the ocean. 

'Saltwater' calls students 
to look at nearby ocean 


Whatever your interests, 
background, or major, the ocean 
can play a part in your activities. 
Bowdoin students live within 
biking distance of the shore, yet 
many cannot recognize the cry of a 
seagull or the form of a harbor 

How to become more aware of 
the ocean's possibilities? Go to 
college — Salt Water College is a 
series of events, all free of cost, 
designed "to increase awareness of 
the sea," according to Ned Hayes 
'78, Salt Water College's coor- 
dinator. The program opens with a 
lecture on October 5 by Howard 
Saunders, "Evolutionary Ecology 
and the Deep-Sea Benthos." 

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ferings for the semester with a 
combined exhibit and reception in 
Kresge auditorium on November 
6. Events for this date tentatively 
include several mini-lectures, 
short films, a dance production, 
music, written compositions, and 
art projects. Hayes terms the 
program tentative because, he 
says, the successful outcome of 
Salt Water College depends on the 
student body and faculty. A 
contribution could be a musical 
composition, play, historical 
essay, photograph, short story, 
painting, sculpture, or whimsical 
poetry — whatever is interesting 
and relates to the sea will be 
welcome. Objects not original but 
relating to the ocean are also 

To contribute, send a brief 
written description of an idea to 
Ned Hayes, or drop off the 
description at the Senior Center 
desk before Monday, if possible. 
Questions concerning projects or 
about the program should be 
aimed at Ned, Peter Hoenig, Gene 
Howard, or Debbie Dane, all 

The success of Salt Water 
College is dependent upon student 
and faculty participation. The 
ocean is not just for marine 
biologists and beach combers, but, 
as Hayes points out, for anyone 
who wishes to expand their 

Dates and titles for the other 
lectures are as follows. The first 
three lectures will be delivered in 
Daggett Lounge, and locations for 
the remaining three will be posted 
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"Oceanographic Sampling 

Techniques on the T/V State of 

Oct. 19 - Jay E. Paris, Jr. - 

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"Winslow Homer, John Marin, 

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SAT., OCT. 1, 1977 

Enteman to assume prex post 

(Continued from page 1) 

It is expected that President- 
elect Enteman will come to 
Bowdoin early second semester to 
begin familiarizing himself with 
the operation of the College and 
the College community before he 
assumes the Presidency. 

A native of Glen Ridge, New 
Jersey, Dr. Enteman attended the 
Pingry School in Elizabeth, New 
Jersey and was graduated in 1955 
from the Hotchkiss School in 
Lakeville, Connecticut. He is 
married to the former Kathleen 
Eolliot of South Orange, New 
Jersey. They have two children, 
Sally, 13, and David. 9. 

Since 1974 Bowdoin's President- 

elect has been a consultant for the 
Exxon Education Foundation. In 

1973 and 1974, he served as a 
Lecturer at a Columbia University 
Management and Planning In- 
stitute for Higher Education, and 

1974 he was a Lecturer at the 
University of Massachusetts on 
Management Systems for Small 

Much of Dr. Enteman's work 
has come in the area of faculty 
tenure. In 1973 he wrote "An 
Attempt to Save Tenure," 
published in the Bulletin of the 
Association of Departments of 
English. He redesigned Union's 
tenure plan and reported on it at a 
meeting of the Middle States 
Association in an address "The 

College selects Phi Betes; 
Twelve join honorary f rat 


The Bowdoin College chapter of 
Phi Beta Kappa announced this 
week that 12 members of 
Bowdoin's Class of 1978 have been 
elected to membership in the 
national honorary fraternity for 
the recognition and promotion of 

Professor William B. Whiteside, 
the chapter's President, said the 
new members were chosen as a 
result of their "sustained superior 
intellectual performance" during 
their first three years at Bowdoin. 

One of the 12, John P. Coffey of 
(86 Mineola Ave.) Point Lookout, 
N.Y., was selected for the Almcn 
Goodwin Phi Beta Kappa Prize. 
The prize is awarded annually to 
an outstanding Phi Beta Kappa 
member selected for membership 
after the undergraduate's junior 

Other newly elected Phi Beta 
Kappa members include: 

Christopher B. Caldwell of (16 

Sea Cove Rd.) Cumberland 
Foreside, Me. 

Stephen J. Clark of (Cluett Dr.) 
Williamstown, Mass. 

Karyn A. Loscocco of (15 
Standish Dr.) Canton, Mass. 

Clifford V. Mason of (24 War- 
wick Ave.) Waltham, Mass. 

David C. Moverman of (225 
Merry Mount Dr.) Warwick, R.I. 

Christopher N. Otis of (59 
Mountain Ave.) Bloomfield, Conn. 

James C. Palmer of (107 Main 
St.) Springvale, Me. 

John C. Schmeidel of (3 
Briarfield CtJ Lutherville, Md. 

Stephanie C. Selya of (306 
Spruce Rd.) Flourtown. Pa. 

Judith Wallingford of (Rt. 2) 
Auburn, Me. 

Jeffrey S. Zimman of (270 
Atlantic Ave.) Marblehead, Mass. 

Elected to Phi Beta Kappa last 
year was another member of the 
current senior class, Peter C. Bals, 
Jr., of Limerick, Me. 


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Dr. Enteman initiated a 
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Union by the Andrew W. Mellon 
Foundation and since 1975 served 
as Project Director. 

Although no plans have been 
made, it is expected that the 
President-elect will be 
inaugurated in a manner similar to 
that of the inauguration of Dr. 
Roger Howell Jr. ten years ago. 
That ceremony took place on an 
Alumni Weekend in 1967. 

Bowdoin will honor its 
outstanding student scholars 
Friday during traditional 
James Bowdoin Day exercises 
at 10:30 a.m. in Pickard 
Theater, Memorial Hall. 

President Howell will 
present honorary James 
Bowdoin Scholarships to 176 
students in recognition of their 
academic achievements. The 
program will also include an 
address, ' "The Risk of 
Monumental Carelessness," by 
Dr. Theodore D. Lockwood, 
President of Trinity College. 

In the first of three Elliott 
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Prexy pursuit rewarded 

y (Continued from page 1) 

Committee members all point to 
the cooperation in the committee 
during the difficult deliberation 
period. "The Committee got along 
really well," stated Scott Per per 
'78, one of two student 
representatives to the Committee. 
"We had fun together." Pierce 
seconded Perper's assessment. 
"I've never worked in a committee 
that got along as well," he said. 

The Committee is now officially 
disbanded with the acceptance of 
Dr. Enteman. 

Pierce explains that the 
Committee's decision was a 
unanimous one. "We saw him 
twice before we decided he was 
the guy," he stated. Although the 
Committee's decision is a product 
of eight months of intense effort, 
Enteman made an immediate 
impression on the ten members. 
According to Pierce, "We all got to 
like him quickly. ..It took me half 
an hour." 

Committee members began 
interviewing promising candidates 
in April. Pierce spoke to seven- 
teen candidates, although other 
committee members met with 
additional applicants. Enteman 
has met with a few groups on 
campus before this morning's 


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members immediately after 
today's vote. 

Most members of the Com- 
mittee have deferred to Pierce to 
emphasize the unanimity of the 
decision. "It is not us acting as 
individuals, it is a group," stated 
LeRoy G reason. Professor of 
English and one of two faculty 
representatives to the committee 
of the Governing Boards. 

Committee members have 
scrupulously avoided leaking the 
name of the nominee before the 
decision of the Governing Boards. 
Although the name of the 
President-elect was obtained by a 
Portland paper this week, the leak 
did not come from the Committee. 
Members of the Nominating 
Committee cited two reasons for 
avoiding disclosure of the 
nominating procedure. Un- 
successful applicants are spared 
embarrassment, and the College 
avoids legal action by waiting until 
today to disclose their selection. 
"The fear is a suit," said Perper, 
"They could say *y°u were 

Perper is confident that the 
Committee has taken every 
possible action to avoid any 
discrimination. "We were so 
careful," he disclosed. 

There will be a folk mass 

Sunday night in the Lancaster 

Lounge of the Moulton Union. 

Things will get under way at 

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(Continued from page 8) 
quarter. Starting at their own 43 
yard line, they surged steadily 
into Bowdoin territory. An un- 
timely pass interference call 
against Bowdoin awarded Trinity 
the chance it needed, and a Claflin 
drive scored the TO. With 9:15 
left, Trinity held the upper hand 

The rest is history. Possession 
on Bowdoin's twenty-five yard line 
late in the game afforded Trinity 
its third and final touchdown, 
much to Bowdoin's chagrin. 
Coupled with a two-point con- 
version, Trinity sealed its opening 
game victory by a 21-7 tally. 

Soccer . . . 

(Continued from page 8) 

four. Also scoring were strikers 
Eddie Quintan and Ralph Giles. 
Colby's only goal came on their 
second penalty-shot of the game. 
Once again the defense, which still 
has not yielded a goal from 
scrimmage, hung tough. 

The junior varsity soccer team 
made an impressive showing in its 
first three contests beating UMO 
5-2 and Bridgton 8-0 before 
bowing to Colby 1-0. Despite the 
loss of six freshmen to the varsity, 
the JV squad exhibited a great 
deal of talent in its early contests. 

The Bears came out in the 
opener against UMO, after only' a 
week of practice, disorganized and 
unable to clear the ball from their 
defensive zone. Only the superb 
goaltending of sophomore Harris 
Weiner, allowing only one goal 
during the barrage, kept the Polar 
Bears close at the half. 

The team that took the field in 
the second half was transformed. 
From the outset, they consistently 
outhustled the Black Bears, 
hemming them into their half of 
the field. The offense began to roll, 
and before UMO could regroup, 
the issue was settled by a fine 
flurry of goals. 

Saturday Bowdoin completely 
dominated Bridgton Academy, 
humiliating them 8-0. Goal scorers 
for Bowdoin included two by Nate 
Cleveland and Dave Prucal, and 
one apiece by Phil Goodwin, Dan 
Mummery, Terry Grim and Chip 

The win streak ended at two 
when the offense stalled and Colby 
scored with less than two minutes 
to go in the game to take a 1-0 
verdict. "The field and the refs 
were terrible. We didn't play our 
best game, but we didn't deserve 
to lose like this" explained coach 
Rob Moore. 

Cross Country 

(Continued from page 8) 

returning letterwoman Shelia 
Turner, who placed eleventh. 

In a pleasant surprise, Connie 
Langer, in her first meet, came in 
third for the team. Also finishing 
were Beth Flanders, Ann 
Haworth, Ann Chaplin, Rebecca 
Alter, and Margaret Stern. 

With only three returning 
letterwomen racing in the meet, 
the Polar Bears did not fair as 
poorly as the final score would 
have it seem. Indeed, the team 
improved its time in every meet 
last year, and they are already 
ahead of last year's pace. Coach 
Lynn Ruddy's harriers race again 
tomorrow at the Golf Club against 
Tufts University, a team they 
have met only once in the past.. 

Sophomore Nan Giancola winds up for a boot during Wednes- 
day's game against the Hyde School. Bowdoin won 5-0 in the first 
home game for women's soccer. Orient/Swan 


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Soccer remains unbeaten 


Because the fall season is so 
short in Maine, each game is 
crucial to a soccer team hoping for 
another shot at the ECAC Division 
II Championship. When the Polar 
Bears play their next game at 
Pickard yield, their fortunes may 
already be decided; due to poor 
scheduling, the varsity began a 
stretch of five road games which 
will not see them at home again 
until October 19. The road trip, 
however, began successfully with 
a tie at Springfield and a 
resounding victory 4-1 at Colby. 

To one who is unaccustomed to 
playing on Astro-Turf, the ad- 
justment is difficult at best. When 
the surface has been soaked by 
heavy rains and is covered with 
puddles, all but the most ex- 
perienced player will be unable to 
maneuver and the ball will seem to 
gain speed on the surface instead 
of slowing. 

Thus, the Polar Bears were 
fortunate to escape blustery 
Springfield with a scoreless tie in a 
game in which they were clearly 
outplayed. Equipped with special 
cleats, the Chiefs cut and moved 
with ease while the Bowdoin 
players seemed unsure of the 
footing. Yet despite being out- 
played, Bowdoin's offense had the 
better scoring opportunities. 

"We had a goal disallowed on a 
questionable offside call," Coach 
Butt explained. "The other 
referee, their coach, and I all 
thought it should have counted. 
Besides that, we had some other 
good opportunities. Eddie Quintan 
went in one-on-one, and Steve 
Clark had a good chance." 

Once again, the defense, which 
in three games had yielded only a 
penalty shot goal to Amherst 
despite a series of injuries to key 
players, kept the Polar Bears in 
the game. They were able to .keep 
Springfield from penetrating, 


forcing them to shoot from out- 
side. Butt described the play of 
freshman goalie Kevin Kennedy, 
who turned away 15 shots and 
recorded his second shutout of the 
season, as "fantastic." 

When the sun finally came out 
Wednesday at Colby, Bowdoin's 
offense appeared. Dominating 
their northern rival, the Bears 
scored early and often. Wing 
Peter Caldwell, the teams only 
consistent scorer to date, netted a 
pair to hike his season total to 

(Continued on page 7) 

Mike Collins (left, number 6) and Steve Clark have been vital to 
the soccer team's success. Orient/Denison 

Football loses tough one to Trinity 

Harriers devastated 

But Freme sets 

course record 


Coming off an impressive 
"shutout" victory in their season 
opener, the men's cross-country 
team was defeated by the 
University of Maine at Orono last 
Saturday. The final score was 
UMO 20, Bowdoin 43. 

The highlight of the afternoon 
was not the final score but rather 
the record-breaking performance 
of senior captain Bruce Freme. 
Freme covered the 5.1 mile course 
at the Brunswick Golf Club in a 
time of 25 minutes and 30 seconds. 

Freme's performance allowed 
the Polar Bears to avoid the 
shutout they suffered at the hands 
of the Black Bears last year. The 
perenially strong UMO team 
placed the next ten runners after 

Following Freme for the Polar 
Bears were two returning let- 
termen, junior Greg Kerr and 
sophomore Tom Mitchell, finishing 
twelfth and thirteenth respec- 
tively. Freshmen Doug Ingersoll 
and Glen Snyder again faired well, 
as did senior Dave Milne. Running 
in his first meet, sophomore Ken 
Fine suffered from inexperience, 
yet appears to have a promising 
future ahead of him. Also finishing 
for the Polar Bears were Dave 
Kunkcki, who placed just before 
Fine, Bill Waters and Pierre 

The team's performance was 
hindered by the absence of 
returning lettermen Jeff Buck and 
Bill Lawrence. Hopefully, Buck 
will be able to return from his 
injury and race tomorrow against 
Bates, a team that beat the Polar 
Bears 18 to 46 last year. 

Women lose to 
UMO and Bates 


In its season opener last 
Saturday, the women's cross- 
country team was defeated by the 
University of Maine at Orono and 
Bates College. The final score was 
UMO 26, Bates 37. and Bowdoin 

Running for the first time at the 
Brunswick Golf Club, the first 
place finish of Nancy Ingensoll of 
Bates established the course 
record. She covered the three mile 
course, described as a fast and 
challenging but not a dangerous 
one, in a time of 18 minutes 42 

Finishing first for the Polar 
Bears, and eighth overall, was 
Evelyn Hewson. Following 
Hewson for the Polar Bears was 

(Continued on page 7) 


Bowdoin's heartbreaking loss to 
Trinity last Saturday. 21-7, hardly 
indicated the true nature of the 
Polar Bear effort. Moderate rain in 
the first half (naturally) prevented 
both Trinity and Bowdoin from 
utilizing a passing game. Rushing 
was the norm, and at that, 
Bowdoin was exceptional. While 
the Bears dominated on the 
ground (132 yards rushing com- 
pared to Trinity's 30). 50 yards in 
penalties plagued them and an 
unyielding Trinity defense th- 
warted their effort to break open 
the first half. 

Nonetheless, the Bears wasted 
little time getting on the 
scoreboard. Rip Kinkel returned 
the opening kickoff to the 46 yard 
line, only to be pushed back to the 
31 on a clipping call. The Bears 
then put together the only 
sustained offensive drive of the 
game. Kinkel took a pitchout on 
the first play from scrimmage for 
17 yards around right end. 
Fullback Dave Seward, not to be 
outdone, carried up the middle for 
8, and it looked to the world like 
Bowdoin was headed for the Rose 

Quarterback Jay Pensavalle 
mixed pitchouts and plays up the 
middle masterfully, moving deep 
into Trinity territory. The turning 
point in the drive was a 4th and 
one at the Trinity 18, which 

Bowdoin barely converted on a 
disputed call. From there on in, 
the Bears struggled and were 
helped by two costly Trinity 
penalties, the second giving 
Bowdoin a 1st and goal situation 
on the Trinity one. Rip Kinkel ran 
to the right behind strong blocking 
from tackle Train McCabe for the 
touchdown. Andy Minich added 
the extra point and Bowdoin led 7- 

The rest of the first half 
provided little excitement as both 
the Bears and the Bantams failed 
to ignite .any strong offensive 
attack. Trinity appeared to be 
threatening when two complete 
passes gave them a first down on 
the Bowdoin 40, but excellent play 
by freshman defensive back Larry 
Lytton forced the Bantam drive to 
fizzle and Bowdoin took over. 
Bowdoin did manage another short 
drive near the end of the half, but 

was forced to give up the ball on 
downs at the Trinity three. 

When the gun sounded, it was 
clear that the Bears were in 
control. Kinkel had almost 100 
yards in the first half, and all 
agreed that Bowdoin had come to 

Unfortunately, so had Trinity. 
Sparked by what must have been 
quite a halftime locker room talk, 
the Bantams entered the second 
half with a vengeance. With ten 
minutes left in the third quarter, 
the Trinity quarterback craftily 
employed a quarterback draw and 
ran it in 40 yards for a touchdown. 
The extra point was good and a 
shocked Bowdoin team had had 
the rug pulled out from under it. 

Bowdoin never fully recovered 
as Trinity mounted its second 
offensive early in the fourth 

(Continued on page 7) 

The scene at an intercollegiate regatta. The Bowdoin sailing 
team will be at Maine Maritime today and tomorrow for such an 
event. * 

Sailors fight anonymity 


Lack of recognition can wreak havoc on an athletic team at any level. 
It tends to diminish their enthusiasm awd thus their efforts. 

It is safe to say that the majority of Bowdoin students are unaware of 
the presence of a rather large group of devout seamen and women on 
campus. This body, headed by junior co-commodore Steve Pollak. 
comprise the varsity sailing team and devote themselves to their sport in 
spite of a lack of fans, publicity, and equipment. 

A bnel description ol a college regatta is here in order. A regatta 
usually lasts two days with nine or ten races in a day. There are A and B 
divisions so every school races two boats, each boat manned by a skipper 
and one crewman. Points are awarded on the basis of place; 3 k for first, 2 
for second, 3 for third and so on. The squad with the lowest number of 
cumulative points wins the regatta. 

The competition in New England that Bowdoin must go against is 
among the best in the country and perhaps the world. Schools such as 
Yale and M.I.T. are sailing powers, according to Pollak, because of their 
opportunities for regular practice and extensive equipment. Each school 
has upwards of thirty boats while Yale owns its own Yacht Club. 

The type of boats sailed varies considerably as boats are always 
supplied by the host school. Pollak says that one can race Larks, 420's, 
Shields, 30 or 43-foot sloops, depending on where a regatta is held. 

The emphasis in intercollegiate sailing is on tactics. Races are short, 
one or two miles, and there is never a dull moment. Pollak stresses that 
in such races, total and undivided attention is necessary at all times. 

Sailing at Bowdoin is admittedly low-key owing largely to a lack of 
facilities. Practices are held formally on Friday afternoons and in- 
formally at other times. 

So far this fall, the team has sailed in the Yale Intersect ion a Is. placing 
10th out of 14 and for the Lane Trophy at Tufts, finishing 8th out of 14. 
This weekend, the sailors go to Maine Maritime Academy to sail against 
such schools as MIT, Harvard, Colby, Bates, Vermont, and New 

What Pollak envisions as the future of sailing at Bowdoin is the 
development of a recreational sailing facility which would be open to the 
entire community. While such a vision is in the distant future, one can 
hope that Bowdoin will soon recognize the potential and enjoyment of 
this novel sport. 




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Entrance through these doors may become a thing of the past 
for half of the College community. Orient/Yong. 

Blues attack frosh class, 
but most still coping well 


Despite reports from proctors 
that the Class of '81 is having 
trouble adjusting to Bowdoin, 
College* administrators contend 
that the problems experienced by 
the proctors are no different in 
substance than any previous year. 

According to Sallie Gilmore, 
Assistant Dean of Students, there 
has been no great exodus of 
students who could not cope with 
college life. Four students have 
chosen to leave school. This 
number does not account for 
students who came to Bowdoin but 
never entered classes. "It remains 
just about the same as last year at 
this time," she remembered. 

Gilmore sees only one major 
difference between this new class 
and previous ones. "If there is a 
difference in this freshman class, it 
is that they're more com- 
municative... They talk about their 
feelings," she pointed out. This 
helps explain the behavior some of 


A look at new Execs 

page 8 

An interview with 
Entemen page 4 

Something to do on 
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Catering at the President's 
House page 2 

Students declare 
war page 2 

A review of the 
University of Illinois 
Contemporary Chamber 
Players page 5 

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the proctors have reported. 

Dr. Aldo Llorente. Director of 
College Counseling, also has not 
seen anything unusual in the 
conduct of freshmen. "I've met a 
lot of freshmen, not all of them 
through this office, and they have 
impressed me in a very positive 
way," he commented. "There has 
been nothing out of the ordinary in 
the behavior of the Class of '81." 

The necessity of an adjustment 
period is natural, according to 
both Llorente and Gilmore. "I 
don't know how anyone who could 
go to college for the first time and 
not be shocked," said Llorente. 
Gilmore concurred in the coun- 
selor's assessment. "Certainly 
there will be an adjustment 
period," she agreed. 

Some proctors have been 
worried about the long adjustment 
period for some of the freshmen. 
"This place is a zoo," said Beth 
Cantara 79, one of the proctors at 
Moore Hall. Moore has been the 
scene of many rowdy parties and 
has become the major nemesis of 
Coleman Hall, replacing 
traditional rival Hyde Hall. 

Gilmore blames upperclassmen 
for perpetuating the tradition of 
inter-dorm warfare. "We know 
now it's the upperclassmen," she 
said. "They're not helping that 
class (the freshmen) at all." She 
credits the residents of Hyde for 
not continuing the battles with 

Many of the freshmen have 
already complained of 
homesickness. "The cases of 
homesickness are overwhelming," 
said Cantara. Other proctors are 
divided about the freshmen class' 
adjustment. "Most of them remind 
me very much of myself as a fresh- 
man," said Nancy Bellhouse 78, a 
proctor at Maine Hall. 'They're 
not really innocent, but they seem 
to be a lot more freshman-like," 
she commented. 

(Continued on page 5) 

Scholars win academic laurels 


James Bowdoin Day ceremonies 
today will kick off a Parents 
Weekend full of events. The 
exercises, beginning at 10:15 a.m. 
with the traditional procession 
across the quad, are to honor 
Bowdoin's outstanding student 

The presentation of the 
honorary James Bowdoin 
Scholarships and the obligatory 
addresses will take place in the 
Pickard Theater starting at 10:30. 
President Roger Howell Jr. will 
present the scholarships to 176 
students in recognition of their 
academic achievements. 

The highlight of the program 
will be an address by Trinity 
College President, Dr. Theodore 
D. Lockwood. Dr. Lockwood, who 
headed the accreditation team 
which evaluated Bowdoin last fall, 
has chosen as his subject, "The 
Risk of Monumental 
Carelessness." Abbot Kominers 
78, who was chosen by the 
Executive Board, will deliver the 
students' address. 

Prizes to be awardtJ include the 
James Bowdoin Cup, The Cup 
is given annually by the Alpha Rho 
Upsilon Fraternity to the student 
who, in the previous college year, 
ranked highest scholastically 
among varsity letter winners. This 
year's winner is soccer letterman 
and Phi Beta Kappa Steve Clark 

During the past decade, it 
became very fashionable for 
students to receive their 
scholarships in absentia. This 
trend, according to Dean of the 

Executive Board 
organizes ; elects 

new chairman 


Jamie Silvestein 78 was elected 
Chair of the Executive Board in a 
very close election, defeating 
Peter Steinbrueck 79 by an 8 to 7 
margin. Mark Woodsum '80 was 
eliminated from the contest in a 6 
to 6 to 3 vote on the first ballot. 

Steinbrueck later defeated 
three other candidates for the 
position of Vice-Chair; and Terry 
Roberts '80 was chosen as 
secretary - treasurer . 

This year's Board is relatively 
inexperienced, with only two 
members, Steinbrueck and Lynne 
"Poopsie" Harrigan 79, returning 
from last year's Board of Select- 
men. This novice Executive Board 
will be facing widespread anti- 
student government sentiment. 
Jeff Zimman 78, Chairman of the 
76-77 Board of Selectmen, told 
the new members, "You are facing 
a campus which is apathetic, in- 
different, and hesitantly awaiting 
the arrival of a new President." He 
went on to urge the Board to take 
an aggressive role in issues facing 
the students. 

For a profile of the other Board 
members, please turn to page 4. 

College Paul Nyhus, "has been on 
the decline for the past few years." 

Dean Nyhus attributed the high 
rate of absentees in past years to 
the general atmosphere of protest 
surrounding the time. "Students 
were very concerned with 
promoting justice within society. 
They thought it (James Bowdoin 
Day) was arbitrary, a pure 
mathematical procedure." Student 
speakers in past years had been 
openly critical of the "establish- 
ment elitism" which James 
Bowdoin Day represented. 

A new feature will mark James 
Bowdoin Day this year. Man- 
datory meetings between fresh- 
men and their advisers will take 
place before and after the 
ceremonies. The Curriculum and 
Educational Policy Committee 
(CEP) set aside this time in 
response to student complaints 
about the advising system. 

Athletics take over center stage 
tomorrow, as three teams will be 
competing at home. Starting at 
11:00 a.m.. the women's tennis 
and field hockey teams will be in 
action against UMPI. 

The much-awaited football game 
is scheduled for 1:30. Despite a 

slow start, the Polar Bears should 
be ready for Worcester Tech, a 
team they beat last year by a 
margin of 22-12. Last year's 
Parents Day game was one of the 
most exciting sports events of the 
year (a 42-34 upset win over 
Wesleyan) and tomorrow's game 
should not be missed. 

For those parents and students 
still standing, tomorrow night in 
the Kresge Auditorium, Theater 
Arts will present two student 
written and directed plays entitled 
The War Between the Mustard 
and the Mayonnaise and The Devil 
and Mr. Blitz. Admission is free 
and there will be showings at 7:30 
and 9:00 p.m. First come, first 

Other events on Saturday in- 
clude an Afro-American Center 
open house and the Senior Class 
dance. The open-house, which runs 
from 6-11 p.m. is called "An 
Evening in Africa." The dance, 
which will take place in the main 
dining room and the Daggett 
Louge of the Senior Center, will 
start at 8:00 p.m. Admission is 
$2.50 and the entire college 
community is invited. 

Students appeal liquor law 


On October 25 an act recently 
passed by the Maine legislature 
will go into effect, influencing 
close to half of the Bowdoin 
College student body. The act 
states that the legal drinking age 
in Maine will increase from 18 to 
20 years of age. 

However, opposition to the bill 
has been organized in the form of a 
statewide committee called 
"Citizens for a Reasonable 
Alternative," headed by a Bates 
College graduate, Peter Brand 

According to Terry Roberts '80, 
presently in charge of Bowdoin 
opposition to the ruling, the Maine 

legislature's action is a response to 
problem drinking in high schools. 
Liquor drinking high school 
seniors influence younger students 
and give minors easy access to 
liquor. Under the new ruling, no 
"minor" or person under age 20, 
will be able to sell, buy, or con- 
sume liquor. 

A primary problem with the 
new law, says Roberts, is that "a 
citation given to an 18 or 19 year 
old for drinking a beer goes on the 
person's criminal record and is not 
erased after age 20, as all other 
criminal offenses are before age 
18." She questions whether a 
citizen 18 years of age, fully legal 
(0>ntiiiiu<l on pagr ">) 

When the faculty spill out of Pickard Theater another James 
Bowdoin Day ceremony will have ended. 



FRL, OCT. 7,1977 

Pro fessional 

BOR sports new profile 

Chef Pinette in action at the President's House. Orient/Yong. 

Chefs find culinary delight 
in preparing VIP meals 


It's not as if they'd rather do 
something else, but College chefs 
Larry Finette and Carl Sanford 
look forward to the enjoyment of 
cooking what they want to cook 
the way they want to cook it every 
once in a while. Carl Sanford. as 
well as being the head chef at the 
Moulton Union, is the manager of 
"The Pier," a restaurant in 
Damariscotta, while Larry 
Finette, Assistant Director of the 
Dining Service at Bowdoin. plans 
meals for President Howell's offic- 
ial guests at the Presidential 
House on Federal Street. 
It's "no more than a courtesy 
that should befall a president of a 
college," Pinette contends. The 
Dining Service provides food for 
the entire College, so that it's only 
logical, according to Pinette, that 
il should provide it for Howell 
when he wants it. The ex- 
tracurricular dinners are prepared 
for whatever distinguished guests 
the President might want to 
entertain in an ^official capacity. 
Lecturer Lucy Dawidowicz ate 
there last week, for example, and 
newsman Eric Severeid, when he 
visited Bowdoin last year, was 
entertained there, too. 

Sanford works full time at his 
own restaurant during the 
summer and manages it year- 
round. He's been cooking at the 
Union for the past eight years, and 
has run "The Pier" for the last 
eleven. His summers are almost 
three months of solid work, no 
breaks, and the M.U. job gives 
him the financial security to live 
the way he likes for the rest of the 
year, he says. 

Same Food 
Pinette says President Howell 
rarely asks for anything out of the 
ordinary, but Pinette and Senior 
Center head chef Doug Pollock 
know that when you're en- 
tertaining there are certain things 
a meal must have. Pinette 
maintains the food served at 
Howell's dinners is for the most 
part the same food served at the 
Senior Center. 

The difference lies in how it's 
presented. A waiter or waitress 
will serve the food, which will be 
garnished, perhaps, with parsley. 
There will be a cocktail, and the 
food will be served in stages. It's 
usually prepared in the Senior 
Center then moved to the 
President's house, or partially 
prepared at the Center and taken 
to the house for the final stages. 
Both men strongly maintain it's 

never anything extravagant.' 

Pinette admits they "might* ve 

gone a little bit extra nice, but 

only because we wanted to do it." 

The menu will include, in the 

coming weeks, such goodies as 

chicken cordon bleu, garnished 

soup, and avocado and citrus 

salad. _ 

Our man 

Sanford, as his own man in his 
own kitchen at "The Pier," is doing 
what he originally wanted to do. 
Having been educated in 
restaurant management, he'd 
moved around quite a bit, per- 
forming every restaurant job 
there was to perform from 
washing dishes on up. That ex- 
perience through the years has not 
come to naught, for Sanford is 
president of the Maine Restaurant 
Association and won a Citizen's 
Award for Individual Effort in the 
Maine restaurant industry not too 
long ago. 

All three men - Finette, 
Sanford and Pollock - see 
challenge in cooking daily for 
upwards of hundreds of people. 
It's a question of variety, what you 
can do, how many things can you 
make with the food you're given. 
Whatever "creativeness, 
imagination" Pinette can work into 
the menu, he does. For Sanford, 
events like Commencement, 
Parents Weekend, and town and 
College meetings are a welcome 
break from the routine. Cooking 
for eighteen hundred people 
tomorrow will be no easy task, but 
"you really feel good about it when 
it's all done and it's a good job." 


In a world where punk rock and 
shock rock are pressing ever 
onward, and the children of today 
do not know the members of the 
sacred Beatles, it is a relief to find 
an institution perpetuating the 
gospel of good music. WBOR, the 
college radio station, has begun 
the present academic year with an 
impressive degree of 

As seniors will often relate, 
WBOR has not always been a 
station of such refinement. News 
was whatever the disc jockey 
heard at breakfast: weather 
reporting was a matter of looking 
out of one of the windows, and the 
radio station's greatest sin, "dead 
air," was a frequent record 
selection. This has all changed; 
Marconi has stopped revolving in 
his grave. 

Hard work /• 

The station's success seems a 
product of hard work from a highly 
compenent staff. The station's 
manager, senior Frank Shecht- 
man. can not say enough about the 
talent that surrounds him at 
WBOR, "Running a radio station is 
a 24-hour job, but a college station 
must rely on a number of people 
sharing the responsibilities." 

Schectman oversees the entire 
operation and has a large cast of 
Directors covering specific areas. 
Bill Berk 79 and Martha Bonsai 78 
share the awesome job of 
programming. Their respon- 
sibilities are the quality and order 
of dj's shows. Many students want 
to be 'on the air,' and to stay there 
they need to prove themselves. 

The news department receives 
this critic's highest marks. Greg 
Filias '80, Siegfried Knopf '80. 
John Rich 78, -and Jed West 78 
put together a staff of reporters 
who cover both world and college 
news. Rich and West, drawing 
from their experience as editors of 
a well known college weekly, 
supervise the coverage of special 
events and editorial statements. 
Filias and Knopf organize the daily 
news reporting, live, shows that 
are informative and up to date. 

The other area of striking im- 

Sunday night at 7:30 in the 
Kresge Auditorium, The Museum 
Associates Program proudly 
presents the film, "The Best Years 

provement i» Jthe production 
department. Jon Howard 78 and 
Bob Gerathy 76 watch over the 
making of public service an- 
nouncements and station iden- 
tifications. Those witty in- 
troductions to WBOR or the health 
hints from the AMA are difficult to 
produce, but this year the station 
has been funnier and more original 
in handling PSAs and iden- 
tifications than that station from 

The reader of this review, 
having fought through the first 
three paragraphs, has heard 
enough about administrative 
details, What about music on 
WBOR? The station has reached a 
plane higher than progressive 
rock; perhaps it could be called 
progressive -diversified -easy 
listening-mellow — .... The music 
on WBOR is a product of the 
variety of tastes found in an in- 

teresting group of d.js. The ex- 
tremes seem to run from Dennis 
O'Brien's classical interlude on 
Sunday from 9:00 till 11:00 a.m. to 
the Music and Munchies Show of 
Bob Gerathy, on at 6 p.m. every 
Saturday. Almost all varieties of 
popular music are played; top 40, 
jazz,- and the glorious sounds of 
good ole country-western. WBOR 
will be circulating a programming 
guide in the next three weeks that 
describes all the shows. 


Shectman humbly turns away 
praise for the station, saying, 
"We're still ironing a few things 
out, but if you like what you hear 
now just wait till we get rolling." 
If improvement is to come to 
WBOR. this critic will only be the 
more enthused. The conclusion to 
this review is simply, tune in 
tomorow at 91.1, for the college 
radio is here to please. 

Students wage war 

ypl Our Lives. 


What a difference a few years 
make! In the past two weeks, the 
Confederates have won a major 
Civil War battle, Spain has routed 
France in the 30 Years War. and. 
in the sole confirmation of text- 
book history, the Vikings have 
successfully raided a town on the 
West European coast. 

In the College catalogue, it is 
listed as Gov. 42, "Conflict 
Simulation and Conflict 
Resolution." To the ten students in 
the course, it is known simply as 
"War Games." The class meets 
just once a week and they do, in 
fact, play war games. 

Actually, there is more to the 
course than just fun and games. In 
order to prepare for battle each 
week, the students have to read a 
book about that particular war. A 
lecture is also given to fully prime 
them for combat. 
\Accor,ding^ to Professor 
Christian, ^Potholm, the ex- 
perimental course is "an alter- 
native to total lecture and 
seminar. I've always felt a gap in 
the students' understanding of 
conflict and how to cope with it." 

Student reaction so far has been 
overwhelmingly favorable. Junior 
Mark Bayer commented that, "I've 
enjoyed it, but more importantly 
I'm learning something too. I'm 
learning how to deal with people in 

Each week students gather to redirect the tides of military history. Orient/Cook. 

pressure situations." 

The course so far has leaned 
heavily on conflict simulation. 
Diplomacy, according to Professor 
Potholm, is the next step. "Most 
people in class are more interested 
in war than peace. The doves 
haven't asserted themselves yet. 
Right now, we're . getting people 
used to wartime situations. They 
know that if they want to bomb 
Vietnam, they have to bring 
planes over first." 

The highlight of the course so 
far occurred when a war games 
group from Bath came over and, 
for 16 hours, filled the Hubbard 
Hall conference room with 5.000 
toy soldiers to simulate a major 
Civil War battle. Due to poor 
organization, the Union army was 
crushed. Professor Potholm 
commented on the Confederate 
victory with glee, "Historians 
assume that just because a battle 
or. war came out a certain way, it 
was pre-determined. There is 
nothing automatic about the way a 
war turned out. We want to 
challenge historical inevitability." 

Adding a dimension of reality to 
the games, Potholm controls ail 
acts of God such as rainstorms and 
blizzards. Junior Chris Hall is 
pleased with the arrangement. 
"It's good to have independent 
variables thrown in. You shouldn't 
be able to win just by following the 

As the course progresses to 
more modern wars and more 
complicating factors enter the 
picture. Professor Potholm's role 
will be taken over by a computer. 
"When we get to World War II, 
there'll be too many variables for 
me to handle. We'll plug into the 
computer statistics like what 
percent of the generals die in the 
course of the war and what per- 
cent of the diplomats get shot 
down en route to peace 
negotiations." Potholm estimates 
that the World War II simulation 
will take about L'4 hours. 

The ten students are divided up 
into two teams of five members. 
Each team consists of a hawk, a 
dove, a neutral, a leader, and a 
rules man. The rules man is in 
charge of making sure that the 
tactics used by the team are 
consistent with the logistical 
constraints of the period. The 
students rotate these five roles 
every week. 

FRI., OCT. 7, 1977 



Enteman to poll student and faculty opinion 


Willard F. Enteman, Bowdoin 
College's President-elect, is now 
faced with the task of familiarizing 
himself with the College before he 
takes office next June. In these 
excerpts from an exclusive in- 
terview with the Orient this week, 
Enteman discusses Bowdoin, 
intercollegiate athletics, af- 
firmative action, problems of 
tenure, and College finances. 

Orient: Why did you want be 
President of Bowdoin? 


cerned perspective, and then work 
together with the people there to 
decide what the future should be. 
I'm sure there will be changes. I 
think any institution that is alive 
and healthy is engaging in change, 
although I'm not one who is in- 
terested in change just for the 
sake of change. But I could not say 
anyway what kind of directions I 
think Bowdoin ought to change in. 
I think one just has to know about 
the institution, the repercussions 
of what kinds of changes might be 
proposed, and the best way to 
learn that is to talk with faculty 

Keeping the libraries collection strong is one of President-elect 
Entemen's concerns. Orient/Thorndike. 

Enteman: ... I did not want to be 
president of any college. I've 
always been interested only in 
being asociated with special 
colleges in special situations. What 
was of special interest to me was a 
school with a long and traditional 
commitment to the highest 
standards and the highest quality 
of education that can be given to 
the students that are there. 
Beyond that, the central issue 
there was for me was that 
Bowdoin had everything in place 
and going for it. That is, as far as I 
can see, an excellent faculty, an 
excellent student body. I'm 
tremendously impressed with the 
library and the art museum, the 
very supportive and active alumni 
body, and Governing Boards 
which are extremely supportive of 
the College and supportive of the 
administration at the College — 
none of these in any particular 
order, but last and not least is the 
very beautiful setting and a 
beautiful campus. 

All of this just goes to say that I 
was interested when I was first 
approached and my enthusiasm 
increased as I got to know the 
people and the College better. 

Orient: Now that yon have this 
base to work with, is there 
anything in particular that you 
would like to change or improve? 

Enteman: Well, I really can't say 
now. I'm very conscious of the 
fact, especially in Bowdoin's 
context, that I'm coming in from 
the outside and that I think I just 
have to spend time learning and 
talking to people and discussing 
things; I would be just wrong to 
come up to Brunswick and think 
that I have a pack of tricks that I'm 
going to come up with and try to 
sell or persuade people to accept. I 
think it's going to be a process of 
my learning a great deal about 
Bowdoin, that I have to catch up 
from a long distance, you know, 
almost instinctively. Hoepfully, in 
the context of doing that I can 
bring an outside perspective 
initially, and then bring a con 

and students about it, and see 
what they say from their 
knowledge and their experience of 
the institution. 

Orient: I understand that you will 
be coming to Bowdoin this winter 
to spend a good deal of time 
learning about the school, is that 

Enteman: Current plans, and 
these are not firm yet, is that 
sometime along in March, I would 
be there virtually all the time. My 
family won't be there and I won't 
be particularly pleased to be 
separated from them. But I think 
sometime in early March I would 
plan to be up there pretty much 
full time and that will be a great 
help to me. I will be going with 
President Howell, I hope, to go 
and meet some of the alumni 
groups, so wouldn't be on campus 
all that time. But I think that both 
he and I want to reassure the 
campus and the alumni and the 
Governing Boards that the 
transition is not only going to be 
smooth — I think perhaps too 
often we settle just for a smooth 
transition — but it will also be a 
productive one. 

Orient: I assume a good part of 
those first few months will be 
spent simply talking to students 
and faculty. 

Enteman: Absolutely. I think that 
is what will be so helpful about it 
— if I can just sit and listen and 
talk. People will find that my style 
is usually to pose challenging 
questions and to take positions to 
get people to react to them 
without saying that this is my final 
position or that this is what we 
ought to do. But I think that it is a 
way to make us examine various 
courses. I think all that can be 
done, and should be done, pretty 
comfortably because I won't at 
that point be the official President 
so I can spend my time listening 
and talking. 

Orient: I'm sure you'll be asked 
this quite a bit once you come on 
campus. What is your philosophy 

towards intercollegiate athletics? I 
ask because of what's known to 
Bowdoin hockey fans as the "Ned 
Harkness scandal." 

Enteman: It was a scandal. I 
talked to the search committee at 
length about it and my attitude is 
in some sense fully consistent with 
the NESCAC kind of guiding 
principles. I guess the best way to 
describe it is to talk about my own 
views of athletic programs. 

The base of those programs 
should be aimed at the total 
student body so that as an ob- 
jective I would like to see all 
students involved in some kind of 
athletic activity during their 
period of time at Bowdoin. There's 
some evidence in educational 
theory, I wouldn't say it was 
overwhelming, that this kind of 
participation does in fact, con- 
tribute to the growth and 
development of people. In that 
context, my own personal view is 
that I'd like to see some 
developing emphasis put on what I 
guess are called carryover sports 
and activities. I'd like to see us 
developing with students ac- 
tivities that will carry on through 
the rest of their lives. And 
therefore not so much sports that 
are team oriented. After all, once 
you've graduated, it's hard to get a 
hold of a team to play football 
with. I think the basics of the 
program have to be aimed at the 
mass of the student body. 

But if you have the base laid, it 
seems to me that intercollegiate 
sports are a completely natural 
outgrowth of that base. That is to 

Bowdoin's future President 
Dr. Willard Entemen. BNS. 

say that these people get tired of 
playing intramural games against 
other dormitories or fraternities 
that they already know. They 
want the challenge of meeting a 
team that they don't know. That 
seems to me perfectly natural. 
What I don't want, speaking 
personally, is an intercollegiate 
athletic program which comes in, 
if you will, free floating where 
there is not a deeper institutional 
commitment to the whole student 
body .... There's no sense in 
putting a thoroughly amateur 
team up against a team that has 
been thoroughly recruited with 
scholarships and that sort of thing. 
It takes away what I think is the 
sport of the business. Bowdoin is 
very wise to be in NESCAC, and I 
think would be wise to stay in 

Orient: Should the Bowdoin 
College hockey team ever play the 
Union College hockey team? 

Enteman: Not under current 
circumstances, I would not think 
so . Union College should be in a 
Division I hockey division .... 

Orient: I notice at Union you did a 

good deal of work on tenure 
problems and redesigned their 
tenure system. Could you explain 
how that worked? 

Enteman: The tenure system at 
Union was created at this par- 
ticular college to respond to the 
particular problems here at Union 
and in no sense am I one who 
thinks it should be imported to any 
other college. The situation we 
faced was one of very few 
retirements in the faculty, some 
outstanding junior faculty coming 
along, and a curriculum that is 
much more open for change than 
the standard liberal arts 
curriculum .... We responded to 
this by developing a contract 
system which would go along with 
the tenure system. In the normal 
tenure pattern at the end of six 
years a decision must be made for 
a faculty member whether or not 
they will get tenure. In the Union 
system, our decision is not 
whether or not they will get 
tenure but whether they are 
qualified to get tenure, or the ugly 
word that has been invented at 
Union is "tenurable." If they are 
determined to be tenurable, then 
through another process which 
exists at the College, it is 
necessary to decide whether or not 
a tenured position is available, 
independent of who might occupy 
that position, or how many 
tenured positions are available 
within a given department. If a 
faculty member is found tenurable 
and a tenured position should be 
made available, then the person is 
free to be offered a renewable 
contract for his or her ap- 
pointment until that person has 
been found no longer tenurable or, 
a tenured position opens up; and if 
the person is still judged to be 
tenurable, then that person could 
be given, would have to be given, 
the tenured position .... We had 
some just outstanding junior 
faculty and it just seemed a sin to 
be throwing them out when we 
wanted that kind of quality 
developed in our faculty. Needless 
to say there are many, many 
complications in getting that 
system implemented here .... 

Orient: Do you think a system like 
this would be feasible at Bowdoin? 

Enteman: Well, I certainly 
wouldn't come over with the 
notion that it ought to be brought 
over to Bowdoin. I think what you 
do is sit back and look at the 
tenure system and ask yourself 
whether it needs attention .... 

Orient: What if Congress com- 
pletes legislation to move the 

mandatory retirement age from 65 
to 70? 

Enteman: If Congress approves 
that piece of legislation, then all 
bets are off. I think it will be an 
early issue. I don't think the Union 
College system will be able to 
meet the problems that are going 
to be caused by Congress. An 
early item of business would be to 
sit down with the appropriate 
people and say "Let's look at the 
impact of that and see what we're 
going to do." ... I think the hardest 
problem I had in dealing with the 
tenure system was convincing the 
Board of Trustees that Union 
College was strong enough to take 
a leadership role in the tenure 
situation. That is my view of 
Bowdoin in virtually any situation. 
That is, Bowdoin is, and must see 
itself now as one of the strongest 
colleges in higher education. That 
casts on Bowdoin some obligation 
of leadership. Bowdoin must not 
slacken in that and have the 
courage to deal with those 
obligations. I think it's a great 
thing to be able to say about 
Bowdoin. You must realize that 
many schools are watching 
Bowdoin and schools like Bowdoin 
to see what they are doing to 
respond to the problems that are 
caused. That leadership role 
carries obligations and of course, 
great opportunity. 

Orient: Other than tenure, what 
areas do you think other schools 
are looking for leadership in? 

Enteman: Probably curriculum .... 
I think continuing with the 
development of that excellent 
library that Bowdoin has. The 
greatest temptation on the 
part of many schools is to use 
the library ad library budget to 
balance budgets. It seems so easy 
to say, "Well, we won't buy so 
many books this year." I think o 
ther schools are going to be 
looking to see if places like 
Bowdoin do that. I guess you can 
tell from my tone that I'm going to 
be arguing very strenuously not to 
do that. I .think that's an ex- 
traordinarily strong asset to have. 
It would be a mistake, as I see it, 
to diminish that asset .... I think 
also in the country that an in- 
stitution like Bowdoin, and I think 
you will see me do this, must move 
into some of the controversies 
concerning vocationalism and 
liberal education and must ar- 
ticulate as clearly as possible what 
liberal education is and its im- 
portance. In the past, for too long 
we were satisfied in sort of a self- 
satisfied way that people valued 
what we were doing . They of 

(Continued on page 1°) 

Wide participation in sports, and not over-arch ing excellence of 
teams, is one of the aims of the President- to- be. 



FRI., OCT. 7, 1977 




Liquor law 


Smile pretty 

n Parent's Weekend, that amiable 
occasion for curious parents who can 
scrape up fare for a trip to Brunswick 
after rendering the fall tuition chunk 
to the Business Office's Caesar, all de- 
bate should stop. 

Every committee should suspend its 
"meaningful dialogues." Every or- 
ganization should lock its manifesto in 
the desk. Everyone with a cause that 
can't wait until Monday should go to 
Boston for the weekend. 

If there are three days we should 
exert ourselves to make pleasant, they 
are here now. When delighted parents 
have traveled to watch their son or 
daughter walk across the Pickard 
Stage, or just to see the campus, do 
they really profit by an address that 
tells them — surprise! — James Bow- 
doin awards are in fact absurd, or — 
surprise again — that minority re- 
cruitment is shamefully low? How 
about a weekend lecture entitled, "The 
Case Against College?" These are all 
facts of the last two years, and they are 
disgraceful; not the statements, but 
the timing. 

Hard issues certainly need to be dis- 
cussed in hard fashion, but there is the 
rest of the year for placarding and 
abuse — of marginal interest at best to 
parents who would rather be told that 
the College is chugging along in good 
style. If anyone has a right to hear 
that, they do. 

►arring a miracle, on October 25 ap- 
proximately half the student body will 
no longer be legally able to buy liquor. 
The Orient finds the Maine state 
legislature extremely naive if they be- 
lieve that this move will be the answer 
to alcohol use among high school stu- 
dents. The law will serve only to 
greatly inconvenience the entire col- 
lege community. 

In the past, there has been minimal 
class distinction at Bowdoin. How- 
ever, if the new law goes into effect, 
the campus will be split into two dis- 
tinct groups — those who can go out 
for a drink and those who can't. Think 
of the poor sophomore who has no- 
thing to do but study, while his junior 
friends go down to the "Grouse" to 
relax over a beer. 

Another feature of the bill which 
greatly disturbs us is the absence of a 
grandfather clause. Students who 
have been legally drinking for the 
past year and will still be served as 
late as Oct. 24, will be escorted out of 
the bar on "Black Monday." 

The inanity of the bill is best seen in 
the age chosen by the legislators. Why 
20? If they want to stop high school 
alcoholics, why don't they make the 
age 19 or, better yet, simply enforce 
the present age of 18? 

The Orient urges all members of 
the community to join the petition 
drive. 40,000 signatures is far from 
impossible. But just in case, go down 
to the liquor store in the next couple 
weeks and stock up. 



illard F. Enteman states in this 
week's interview with the Orient that 
Bowdoin should strive to be an opinion 
leader among small colleges in this 
country. The spirit and leadership ex- 
hibited by the President-elect is an 
admirable quality that needs to be 

Bowdoin cannot afford simply to 
survive. His hope is, and we concur, 
that the College will make a strong 
effort to prosper and not settle for the 
status quo. We cannot be afraid of in- 

As Dr. Enteman points out, we must 
not make changes simply for the sake 


The choice 

To the Editor: 

On Saturday, October 1, the 
Governing Boards of Bowdoin 
College unanimously elected 
Willard F. Enteman to serve as 
Bowdoin's eleventh president, 
thus ending the active role of the 
Presidential Nominating Com- 

To write about the process by 
which the nominating committee 
chose Mr. Enteman as its can- 
didate would supercede the 
bounds of confidentiality 
established by the committee. 
What I would like to say, however, 
is how the committee of three 
trustees, three overseers, two 
faculty, and two students worked 
together throughout the search. 

For any group, constructed 
from different interest groups, to 
deliberate effectively, individual 
biases must be secondary. One of 

the greatest rewards of serving on 
the nominating committee was 
seeing how the representatives of 
the boards, faculty, and students 
used their backgrounds to better 
everyone's perspective instead of 
provoking conflict and discussion. 

The committee had one primary 
goal: to find the best person for 
the presidency of Bowdoin 
College. That this goal was 
achieved is indicated first, by Mr. 
Enteman himself, and second, by 
the unanimity of the committee in 
its decision. 

If all the constituencies of 
Bowdoin College work responsibly 
and with the school's overall 

interest in mind, as did the 
Presidential Nominating Com- 
mittee, we and Mr. Enteman can 
move towards a form of liberal 
arts education which will be a 
leader of higher education in the 

Yours sincerely, 
Jess Staley 79 

Hurstfield explains decay 
of late Elizabethan society 


Professor Joel Hurstfield of the 
University of London this Wed- 
nesday marshaled his broad 
scholarship, sparkling urbanity, 
and earnest good will to explore 
the decay of Elizabethan culture in 
this year's Stahl lecture of the 

Hurstfield, whose voice and 
gesture commanded the Kresge 
auditorium, pointed to the 
religious upheavals of the 
Reformation, the printing press, 
science, and the protean character 
of classical education, as con- 
tributing factors in the 
development of sixteenth century 
melancholy and sense of loss. 

Hurstfield likened the proces to 
the Watergate affair, from which 
this country emerged worn and 
disillusioned, after years of 
confidence and pride in govern- 
ment. Professor Hurstfield found 
that the confidence of the early 
sixteenth century was expressed 
by Sir Thomas More in Utopia. 
That work though often skeptical 
and sardonic, represented English 
society and government as flawed 
but clearly open to reform. The 
translation of the Old Testament 
into the vernacular, moreover, 

inspired would-be reformers even 
more, according to Hurstfield, for 
they saw in it the example of a 
society based on justice and polity. 

Knowledge of the Greek and 
Roman classics, according to 
Hurstfield, gave impetus to this 
movement for reform. Plato and 
Aristotle, though filtered in dif- 
ferent ways throughout the 
Middle Ages, stood in sharp 
contrast, when examined in the 
original, to the dogma upon which 
ecclesiastical and political 
authority had relied for over a 
thousand years. The Renaissance 
discovered that the Church was 
not the only source of truth; that 
independent, critical reasoning 
was an equally valid path in the 
attainment of the just society. 

The heady knowledge of the 
classics, however, had to be 
reconciled with basic Christian 
beliefs. The compromise, Hur- 
stfield claimed, was the concept of 
Christian humanism, which ap- 
parently raised the hopes of the 
educated and the reformers far 
beyond the limit, and thus caused 
at least part of the despair and 
discouragement of the latter 

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FRI., OCT. 7, 1977 



Students probe Palestine question 


Five Bowdoin College Seniors 
accompanied Government 
Professor Eric J. Hooglund to 
Washington, D.C. on Friday and 
Saturday (Sept. 30-0ct. 1) to 
attend a conference on "The 
Palestinians: Their Place in the 
Middle East." 

The meeting was the 31st an- 
nual conference of the Middle East 
Institute, and it was co-sponsored 
by the School of Advanced In- 
ternational Studies of The Johns 
Hopkins University. The purpose 
of the meeting was to endeavor to 
present a fuller understanding of 
the Palestinian question from both 
points of view. 

The Institute said the con- 
ference will "begin with an at- 
tempt to provide a more fully 
rounded picture of the 
Palestinians as a corrective to the 
unidimensional representation 
which usually emerges from the 
publicity given them. This will 
embrace both aspects of cultural 
and political identity. It is hoped 

Students to visit 

Soviet Union 
at Christmas 

This Christmas, a band of in- 
trepid Bowdoin students will take 
part in a two-week tour through 
the Soviet Union under the 
guidance of Russian language 
instructor Jane Knox. The trip, 
which is scheduled to depart on 
December 29. is open to all 
members of the College and 
features visits to Moscow, the 
ancient city of Novgovorod, and 
the fairy tale town of Tallin. 

According to Ms. Knox, this is 
the first year that a Bowdoin 
group has journeyed to Russia. 
Ms. Knox, who has made the trip' 
six times, said that such an ex- 
cursion was "one of the things I 
discussed when I was hired." 

The cost of the entire program 
(air fare: round trip from New 
York, hotel and food) is $900. 
Knowledge of Russian is not vital, 
since there will be several 
Bowdoin students assisting Ms. 
Knox as translators for the group. 
Native Russian interpreters will 
also be supplied inside the Soviet 

Instructor Knox, as interpreter 
and shepherd, is more than 
qualified for the job. Before 
coming to Bowdoin, she worked as 
a translator at Cape Canaveral 
during the Apollo-Soyuz space 
flights. On the same mission, she 
also interpreted live transmissions 
for Walter Cronkite. 

Ms. Knox is hoping for a group 
of about thirty to go on the trip. 
All those interested should get in 
touch with her at the Russian 
Department. A deposit of $500 is 
due by October 29 for the FinAir 
charter flight. The balance of the 
fee is due November 29. 

that such an analysis will 
illuminate the subsequent 
discussion of the conflict to which 
the Palestinians are a principal 
party and help suggest necessary 
or desirable modalities of its 
settlement." Eight panel 
discussions and several lectures 
were on the agenda. 

Professor Hooglund, who led 
the trip in conjunction with his 
advanced seminar in comparative 
politics, "Israel and the 
Palestinians," said that "this 
conference is directly related to all 
our discussions." Hooglund added 
that "the students will have a 
chance to meet and talk with the 
authors of the textbooks we are 
using. They will also be able to 
participate by asking questions 
and I think it will be a fantastic 
educational experience." 

The five members of the Class of 
1978 who travelled to Washington 
with Hooglund were Mark Brooks, 
Lisa De Young, Linda Gregus, 
Darla Jewett, and Jeffrey Towne. 

Brooks said that the conference 
involved a series of panels that 
"dealt not only with the economic 
feasibility of a Palestinian State, 
but also with Palestinian social and 
cultural areas." The students 
heard from political represen- 
tatives of the Palestinian 
Liberation Organization (PLO) 
along with Palestinian poets and 

According to Brooks, the 
keynote address by Lord Caradon, 
former British Governor of the 
Mideast Colonies and current 

Ambassador to the United 
Nations, provided a good overview 
for the whole conference. Brooks 
was also impressed with a speech 
made by the Dean of the School of 
Advanced International Studies of 
Johns Hopkins University. The 
Dean's speech, which served as a 
summary of the entire conference, 
pointed out that although the 
Palestinians are now being 
recognized as a legitimate group, 
there is not much chance for a 
settlement of the problem. 

Brooks concluded that "the 
whole conference was pro- 
Palestinian," but he thought that 
the PLO was actually a 
representative group because it is 
composed not only of guerillas, but 
it is also made up of poets, 
scholars, artists, and people from 
all stations of life. 

Lisa De Young said that "having 
lived in the United States and 
always being presented with the 
Israeli point of view, it was 
enlightening to hear what the PLO 
had to say." De Young added that 
the conference focus was 
significant because it represented 
"a real change from the past when 
the Palestinians were not 

Feeling that she had gained a lot 
of insight concerning Palestinian 
attitudes towards Israel. De Young 
concluded that "the people who 
spoke at the conference presented 
the position of the Palestinians 
accurately and fairly." 

Frosh deal with blues 

(Continued lioiu page 1 1 

Each dorm has experienced 
some share of mischief in the first 
month of this semester, but it is 
Coleman and Moore, the only two 
exclusively freshman dorms, that 
are the center of the action. 

Coleman, as anyone familiar with 
recent campus history knows, is 
the scene of most of the inter-dorm 
battles. The only remaining male 
dorm has traditionally been the 
nemesis of other rivals. Moore 
Hall, however, has never been 

known for disturbances. This 
year, it has already been the scene 
of a major battle with Coleman. 
One campus security guard was 
greeted at the fracas by having a 
barrel of acorns dumped on his 
head. Moore, naturally, has had its 
share of roommate squabbles and 
parties. However, for all the 
campus rumors about the fresh- 
man class, there does not seem to 
be much that is out of the or- 
dinary. "I would be very much 
against qualifying this class in any 
special terms," stated Llorente. 

Eliott Schwartz saw performed his latest composition, Chamber 
Concerto II, this past Sunday by the University of Illinois Con- 
temporary Chamber Players. Schwartz spent last summer at 
Wolftrap in Virginia. BNS. 

Chamber Players perform 
in avant-garde music recital 


There is an old joke that con- 
temporary music is nothing more 
than ping-pong balls and shopping 
carts rolling down flights of stairs. 
Last week, however, the superb 
University of Illinois Con- 
temporary Chamber Players had 
the last laugh. 

Listening to contemporary 
music is sometimes not easy. To 
the uninitiated, myself definitely 
included, it is not predictable, 
organized or melodic in a familiar 
way. Yet it is full of energy, new 
sounds, and is often an intriguing 
mixture of classical forms and 
modern dissonance. After Sun- 
day's concert I am, finally, un- 
willing to damn modern music as 
just plain weird. 

The Illinois ensemble, coor- 
dinated by Edwin London, 
presented two evening concerts in 
Daggett Lounge, and the diversity 
of both the group and the music 
was evident. 

A rapid reading of the program 
reveals the great range of in- 
strumentation. The opening piece 
on Wednesday evening was for 
piccolo and piano, followed 
respectively by a viola solo and a 





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trio for flute, viola and 
vibraphone. The concert was 
concluded by a work for tuba and 
ensemble. It is a pleasure to hear 
less familiar instruments featured. 

The pieces themselves varied 
enormously. Some were sustained 
throughout, with smooth lines and 
rich sounds. Others, especially 
"Gesto" for piccolo and piano, 
were composed of brittle melodic 
fragments punctuated by periods 
of silence. Throughout, the 
technical facility of the performers 
was superb. The complex rhythms 
and extreme registers which are 
sometimes difficult to assimilate 
upon hearing are infinitely more 
challenging to coordinate in an 

The highlight of Sunday's 
concert was the premiere of 
"Chamber Concerto II", by Elliott 
Schwartz of our music depart- 

This piece stems from Schwartz' 
current interest in the concerto, a 
classical form where one solo 
instrument is pitted against an 
ensemble. Hence, not only new 
and contrasting sounds are ex- 
plored. Interest is also created by 
the confrontation between solo 
and ensemble. . 

(Continued from 



in every other sense, should be 
penalized under this one ruling. 

Roberts also says that no 
"grandfather clause" was provided 
for in the legislation, a clause 
which would have allowed citizens 
18 years of age on or before Oc- 
tober 25 to drink legally as if they 
had attained 20 years. "As it 
stands, people under age 20 who 
have had the privilege of drinking 
will have it taken away from them 
until their 20th birthday." 

There are routes of opposition. 

f Citizens for a Reasonable 

Alternative can produce 40,000 

ignatures from certified Maine 

/oters opposing the legislation 

before Oct. 25, the law will not go 

into effect, at least not until a 

referendum can be taken at the 

next regular election. Another 

petition is also being circulated, 

also requiring 40,000 signatures. 

However, the second petition 

would not stop the ruling for 

October 25 from going into effect, 
not being due until February, and 
simply calling for a referendum at 
the next regular election. 

This petition is called the 
"initiative" petition, according to 
Roberts, and also proposes an 
"18/20 split" in 'the referendum. 
The split proposal would allow 18 
and 19 year olds to consume liquor 
on the premises of any licensed 
liquor selling establishment, but 
still prohibit the "minor" to sell 
alcoholic beverages or to drink 
liquor off the premises of a 
licensed establishment. As 
Roberts points out, this would 
"effectively stop the problem of 
high school drinking, but not stop 
a person who is legal in every 
other way from drinking because 
he is under 20 years of age." 

Any student interested in 
helping oppose the Maine 
legislative action concerning the 
drinking age may sign up at the 
Moulton Union desk or contact 
Terry Roberts. 

Schwartz' concerto featured 
Paul Zonn as clarinet soloist, and 
his technical gymnastics were 
phenomenal. Big brass sounds 
were interspersed, combining 
atonality and a lush romantic 
sound. Another example of 
combining the old and the new 
occurred, as various woodwinds 
and percussion improvised brief 
accompaniment figures, sup- 
porting the clarinet. I found the 
contrast and color of this piece 
quite stirring. 

The presence of the Illinois 
ensemble on campus is largely due 
to Mr. Schwartz. He and Ed 
London are long-time friends and 
colleagues, and have collaborated 
in the past. 

The next concert on campus 
sponsored by the music depart- 
ment will be Nov. 9, when the 
Aston Magna from Great 
Harrington arrive. This baroque 
ensemble will perform on original 
instruments, which lends a new 
flavor to the familiar. You can't 
plead an aversion to bleeps or 
ping-pong for this one, so try to be 


Get to the Port Exchange for y< 


Good news! Bowdoin is not as 
isolated as you may think. 

Just a hop, skip and a jump 
down the coast lies one of the best- 
kept secrets in the Northeast — 
the city of Portland, Maine. 

Take an afternoon or a weekend 
to explore this mini-megalopolis 
and you may be surprised. And 
you may even forsake the bliss of 
Boston for the pleasures of Por- 

A far cry from the dreary, 
deserted backwoods town that it 
was in Maine's early days, today's 
Portland has all the advantages of 
a big city - combined with the 
easy-going spirit of a small town. 

Fishingboats, nightlife, shop- 
ping, people-watching; Portland 
has something to offer in every 
category. And best of all, there's 
lots of territory to explore, along 
with a chance to get outside the 
walls that tend to close in around 
Bowdoin about mid-semester. 

Any ^Portland connoisseur will 
tell you the history of the area that 
more than 65,000 "Mainiacs" call 
home. And any Portland addict 
will tell you about Old Port Ex- 
change, one of the city's main 
attractions - a little piece of 
Europe Down East. 

In the 1800s the port of Por 
tland moored the largest com- 
mercial sailing fleet on the Eastern 
seaboard. Trading flourished in 
fish, lumber and molasses. 
(History majors: remember the 
triangle trade in molasses, rum 
and slaves? It started right here.) 

The waterfront area was 
devastated in the Civil War era 
when a fire swept through Por- 
tland, but it was soon rebuilt in the 
Victorian style that remains to this 

But as traintracks replaced sails 
and waterfront commerce 

The Port Exchange overflows with quaint and curious shops of 
necessities and frivolities. Orient/Dougherty. 

disappeared, the area gained a 
reputation as "the bad side of 
town." Rowdiness prevailed and 
the harbor area became an em- 
barrassment to the good citizens of 

Then something happened about 
ten years ago. Henry Willette, an 
adventurous shopkeeper, started 
buying up the -warehouses and 
abandoned buildings along" Ex- 
change and Fore Streets, 
gradually converting them into 
boutiques and specialty stores. 

The ladies at "The Paper 
Patch," one of the first stores to 
venture down onto the waterfront. 

recalled that those first years on 

Exchange Street were lonely ones. 

"People were sort of afraid to 

come down here at first," a 

shopkeeper said. "They con- 
sidered it as 'slumming it,' always 
looking over their shoulders. 
Things have changed a lot since 

Once the initial fear disap- 
peared, more merchants migrated 
to the Exchange Street area, 
eventually forming a group called 
the Old Port Exchange 
Association, a non-profit cor- 
poration designed to revive 
commerce and "to preserve and 
enhance the architecture 
character of the historic area." 

"It has been developing about 
ten years and booming for five," 
said the clerks at "Joseph's Store 
for Women." And renovation 

Exploring Old Port 
The Old Port Exchange revolves 
around the waterfront area, where 
modern stores and ritzy 
restaurants blend with cob- 
blestone streets and leaded-glass 
windows to create a quaint but 
contemporary atmosphere. 

The Exchange is a shopper's 
delight. A cornucopia of stores 
specializing in Maine crafts, 
clothes and ice cream line the 
slopes of Exchange Street. 

Pick up a plant for your room at 
the "Root Seller" and select a 
candle from "The Wax Museum." 
"The Marketplace," "Port Store 
Plus Gallery" and "Nexus" will 

keep you well-supplied with gifts 
throughout your Bowdoin years. 
With almost 50 small stores to 
check out, you may never see it 

And there's more. Restaurants 
and bars. Portland offers the last 
word in food and drink. Natural- 
foods lovers make pilgrimages to 
their shrine of Fore Street, the 
"Hollow Reed Restaurant." For 
big occasions, it's the "Gaslight" or 
the "Old Port Tavern." "F. Parker 
Reidy's" offers "steaks, drinks and 
good times" in an elegant 
restaurant on Exchange Street. 

For more good times, Por- 
tlanders boogie down to the 
"Loft." a bar near route 295 where 
the music is usually good and the 
people are friendly. There is no 
lack of bars and nightlife in the 
waterfront area and throughout 

The total tour 

The city's newest cultural at- 
traction, the Cumberland County 
Civic Center, was completed just 
last year and has hosted such 
events as the Down East Tennis 
Classic and this September's 
Jackson Browne concert. 

Fall at the Civic Center means 
music - Frankie Valli and the 
Four Seasons with Don McLean on 
October 18, and Frank Zappa and 
the Mothers of Invention on Oc- 
tober 21. In November, the 

Yes, Virginia, the art of hai 

Though once a seedier district of town, the Port Exchange has 
been completely renovated and now is the home of fancy stores 
and restaurants. Orient/Dougherty. 


Even the most patient parent of 
the upperclassmen may find 
himself a bit tired of the Peary - 
Macmillan Arctic Museum this 
Parents Weekend. So, for the 
more adventurous, there is a 
wealth of interesting places in the 
sprawling burgh of Portland, a 
half-hour's drive fpom Brunswick. 
This is especially true for the 
itinerant epicure who discovers 
the "Gaslight," at 34 Exchange 

The restaurant is reputed to be 
one of the finest in the Northeast 
for French cuisine and that cer- 
tainly seems to be the case. The 
diner is immediately impressed 
with the "Gaslight's" meticulous 
attention to detail, from the decor 
to the menu. This gratifying 
refinement, however, as well as 
the restaurant's small dining area, 
generally prohibits parties of over 
eight people. If you are looking for 
a restaurant that will ac- 
commodate aunts and uncles, 
brothers and sisters, cousins and 
in-laws, the "Gaslight" is 
definitely not the place. If, on the 
other hand, a small restaurant for 
a small party is what you are after, 
the "Gaslight" is perfect. 

At a restaurant like the 
"Gaslight," style is almost as 
important as the food, and each is 
superb. The "Gaslight" is in the 
middle of Exchange Street, a 
tastefully renovated part of town. 
Antique and ice-cream stores, old 
bookshops, and chic boutiques, are 
all within an easy stroll of the 
restaurant. The facade of the 
restaurant itself is white marble 
with stained glass windows and 
polished wooden doors. 

Inside, the decor is magnificent 
but the ambience is not cozy. As 
the ad for the restaurant says, 
"French cuisine in a Victorian 

setting." That is quite accurate. 
The walls are covered in deep 
green, embossed wallpaper with 
dark, heavily polished woodwork. 
Thick, dark drapes hang from the 
high ceiling, along the window 
casements, to the brightly tiled 
floor. All around the room hang 
pictures and photographs from the 
nineteenth century. And to 
complete the Victorian ethos, 
there are the requisite ferns. 

While the decor is opulent but 
severe, the dining is a delight. 
Antique, marble-topped tables are 
a welcome contrast to the walls 
and drapes. Each table has on it 
fresh flowers, real silverware, and 
real bone china. A light cascade of 
classical music plays in the 


This particular evening, our 
party of two began with a few 
cocktails. Les hors d'oeuvres 
consisted of escargots and 
coquilles St. Jacques, each cooked 
and served perfectly. It has been 
said that snails are just an excuse 
for the epicure to indulge his taste 
for garlic, yet the herb was 
handled with rsrtraint> which 
made conversation a pleasure. The 
coquilles St. Jacques were all they 
had to be and more. It is a rich 
dish, full of cheese, but un- 
derneath the taste of the scallops 
triumphed through it all. 

For entrees, our party ordered 
escalope de veau a la Savoyarde 
and filet mignon Henri IV (it's 


vsterday 's charm and today 's fun 

schedule at the center includes theatres host a variety of plays 

Joan Armatrading on the 16th and and concerts - Andy Pratt at the 

JethroTullonthe27th. Paris Theatre on October 15 and 

Also, smaller concert halls and the Pousette-Dart Band with 

Delights like this can be yours if you come to the Portland Port 
Exchange area. Orient/Dougherty. 

Garland Jeffries at the Portland 
City Hall on October 29. 

Not to be outdone by rock and 
roll, the Portland Symphony 
Orchestra has scheduled a series 
of concerts for its 53rd season. 
(Check it out in this month's 
"Sweet Potato, "> 

A best-bet for entertainment: 
"The Movies in the Exchange" at 
10 Exchange Street shows films 
from many • foreign countries as 
well as the traditional American 
favorites. "A Funny Thfng 
Happened on the Way to the 
Forum" starts Sunday, with the 
Hellstrom Chronicle beginning 

Admission at "The Movies" is 
$2.50 Friday and Saturday 
evenings and $2 all other times 
except Wednesday, when tickets 
are a bargain at $1. 

For the complete view of 
Portland, be sure to explore the 
heart of the city - best done by 
wandering down Congress Street, 
which runs right through the 
business and department-store 
district, past Canal Plaza and the 
Maine Medical Center. 

Portland's outlying areas, 
although largely suburban, have a 
few claims to fame. Many Bowdoin 
students are familiar with the 
Portland JetPort. 

Across the street from the 
runways is the Maine Mall. 

ite cuisine thrives in Maine 

worth a mess). The veal was 
unusually tender and flavorful, 
accompanied, as it was, by a wine 
sauce and broiled gruyere cheese. 
The filet mignon was not at all the 
basic steak that one would expect 
from some chop house. It was 
seasoned and cooked flawlessly, 
and topped with a wonderful 
bearnaise sauce. The side dishes 
included potatoes au gratin and 
fiddleheads, fungi popular iff 
Maine which should be popular 
everywhere, judging from their 
earthy taste. The fiddleheads 
were also a sign that the 
management is willing to try 
something a little out of the or- 
dinary — a healthy policy for any 

With our meal came hot sour- 
dough rolls, all freshly made and 
everything was washed down with 
a good bottle of Chateau Tim 
berlay 1974. This was an unlisted 
special, something to be asked for 
at the "Gaslight." 

Food portions were very good 
for French dining and their 
richness was almost over- 
powering. By the end of the meal 
we had vowed to go on strict diets. 
We finished the meal with 
strawberries Romanov, marinated 
in Grand Marnier and Triple Sec 
and topped with Chantilly. 

The service was graceful, ef- 
ficient, immediate, and 
knowledgeable - a compliment to 
the restaurant and the patron. 

Because of the "Gaslight's" small 
quarters, and the time it takes to 
prepare food well, there are two 
sittings for meals at 7:00 and 9:00 

Prices are steep but eminently 
worth it. You should expect to pay 
a rock bottom amount of $25 per 
person. And since the "Gaslight" is 
no short-order stop, you should 
also expect to spend at least two 
hours dining. 

For food, service, decor, and 
even atmosphere, the "Gaslight" is 
the only place to dine for a very 
special occasion. It is a feast for 
the eyes, sensibilities, and the 

dominated by a Jordan Marsh 
store. Featuring such shops as 
"Bookland" and "Casual Corner," 
it is your basic mall, complete with 
wall-to-wall carpeting, a sprawling 
parking lot and plastic flowers. A 
good place to hang out on a rainy 

Where it's at 

But the heartbeat of Portland 
will always be down on the 
waterfront. This is where the real 
Maine life shines through the pea 
soup fog. Age-old wooden piles 
support wharves that bustle with 
lobster and fish trade. 

Seagulls cruise out into the 
harbor each afternoon, screaming 
and circling the lobstermen as 
they return after a day of setting 
and hauling traps. 

Seagull-watching is an endlessly 
fascinating activity. The birds 
have a language and code of 
behavior all their own. They perch 
on rooftops and ship masts, 
awaiting a handout. 

One afternoon last week, two 
fishermen hooked a gull as they 
cast their lines out into the harbor. 
They were not more surprised 
than the bird, which suddenly 
found itself suspended by a 
fishhook in mid-air. 

One man held the frightened 
gull as the other freed its wing. 
Then, with a swift toss, he sent 
the gull soaring back into the sky 
to join its chattering companions. 

"He sure enough was scared." 
the fisherman said in his best 
Down East accent. "I'd never want 
to hurt a gull." 

Besides being a great place to 
catch the birds and boats, the 
wharves are a famous lobster 
mecca. In "DiMillo's Lobster 
House" on Custom House Wharf, 
tubs of crawling crustaceans await 
their fate. Every kind of fish 



Getting there is 
half the fun 

DRIVING: Take Route 295 
South to downtown Portland. 
Get off at Exit 7. Mile 5 and go 
straight on Franklin St. Ar- 
terial. Turns to the left on 
Congress. Fore and Com- 
mercial Streets take you into 
the heart of Old Port Ex- 
change. Straight ahead on 
Franklin is the Portland 
Harbor, the wharves and 

Greyhounds leave from Stowe 
Travel on Pleasant Street in 
Brunswick about four times a 
day. They arrive about 45 
minutes later in downtown 
Portland. The area around the 
Portland bus station is not very 
exciting, but it is a central 
location. Walk from it to almost 
anywhere in the city, including 
the Civic Center, which is only 
a couple blocks over. Bus 
schedules are posted around 
campus, and fare is $4.60 round 

imaginable is here - even the 
ever- popular Moult on Union hake. 
But the best sport of all is 
people-watching at the water- 
front. Weather-beaten seafarers 
wander the wharves, killing time 
before the next trip out. 
Storekeepers peddle their wares. 
Workers touch up the paint on 
Island Holiday, scene of many a 
Bowdoin fraternity "Booze Cruise" 

It was Casco Bay, after all, that 
put Portland on the map in the 
first place. As a shipping capital of 
the Northeast, Portland still ranks 
in the top ten in terms of traffic in 
the harbor. Huge tankers loom out 
of the mist, sporting flags and 
insignias from many exotic foreign 

The "Bluenose Ferry" leaves 
regularly from its dock down the 
harbor, taking tourists and 
travellers to Nova Scotia and 
points North. Suggestion: the 
overnight trip is a perfect 
beginning for a bicycle trip around 
the Nova Scotia peninsula. Many 
Bowdoin students have tried it and 
liked it. 

Although the waterfront area is 
much improved since the "days of 
sail," there is still an atmosphere 
of restlessness down by the docks, 
where a string of bars and taverns 
provides a chance for thirsty 
sailors to celebrate their return to 

Hang around the waterfront 
long enough and you'll eventually 
meet some interesting characters. 
And you're bound to pick up the 
accent - it's inevitable. 

And hang around Portland long 
enough - the wharves and the 
Exchange, the narrow streets and 
the friendly people - and you're 
bound to discover new favorites.* 
After all. who needs Boston? 
Welcome to Maine. 

Tourists aren't the only ones who take the salt sea air in Port- 
land harbor. Orient/Dougherty. 






FRI., OCT. 7, 1977 

Tenderfoot Executive Board voices opinions 


Jamie Silverstein 78" has been a 
representative to the Student 
Union Committee for two years. 
Silverstein feels that the ad- 
ditional funds being spent on 
security should be questioned this 
year. "I think they are spending a 
little too much on security at the 
moment" he remarked. Silverstein 
also vowed to fight any attempt to 
institute a referendum. "I just 
don't think that it is a rational 
approach at times," he added. He 
said he hoped that there was more 
student fervor over issues. 

Terry Roberts '80 is active in 
issues facing the College. She is a 
member of the Activities Fees 
committee and the Bowdoin 
representative to Citizens for a 
Reasonable Alternative, an 
organization which is seeking to 
change the new drinking age in 
Maine. She said that her pet issue 
is to get the Student Assembly to 
turn over the money it receives 
from parking fees to the Blanket 
Tax committee. The money was 
used last year for a champagne 
punch at a spring campus-wide 
dance. She also expressed concern 
over the small number of minority 
students at Bowdoin. 

Head of the Bowdoin Opinion 
Polling Organization (BOPO), 
Peter Steinbrueck, 79, is serving 
his second consecutive term on the 
Executive Board. "The student 
assembly is the right arm of the 
student body," stated Stein- 
brueck, noting that the most 
pressing issue is the anti-student 
government sentiment at 
Bowdoin. He said the Board must 
try to unite the Student Assembly 
with its student body. Other 
issues facing the Executive Board 
are, in his opinion, faculty tenure, 
the teacher-student ratio, and the 
relationship of blacks and whites 
on the campus. 

Tracy Wolstencroft '80, one of 
the several student government 
novices on the Board this year, 
strongly defends the idea of a town 
meeting. "I can't think of a more 
democratic way of doing things," 
he remarked, stressing that he 
would like to see more respect 
from the students for this style of 
government. "It has worked and it 
can work again" he added. 
Wolstencroft pointed out that he 
thought a referendum would not 
be that effective. He believes that 
students look at the Town Meeting 
as the "sinking ship of Bowdoin." 

Ken Harvey '80 cited the 
grading issue as the first thing the 
Executive Board ought to 
straighten out. He said that it is 
vital that the Board find out 
exactly how the student body feels 
on this matter. He also stated that 
he would like to see Bowdoin stay 
an individual's school and different 
from other schools. SATs should 
remain optional, he added. He is 
one of the few members who feel 
that the referendum can be in- 
corporated in the present town 
meeting form of government. 

Peter Richardson 79, an 
alternate to the Student Judiciary 
Board, said that it is necessary to 
increase the authority and respect 
of the Board. He added that he 
was disturbed that only 23 people 
ran for the Executive Board, but 
said he still favored the Town 
Meeting form of government over 
that of the referendum. 

Cathy Frieder '80, a 
representative to the committee 
on Curriculum and Educational 
Policy (CEP), said that the most 
important thing is for the Board to 
have an open mind on issues facing 
the students. She also stressed 
that the student input into college 
decision-making is an area which 
needs much concern. 

David Hooke 78 cited the lack of 
attendance at Town Meetings as a 
major problem facing the 
Executive Board. "You have got to 
have a larger number of people if 
you want to get a true student 
opinion," he stated. He added that 
the new blood on the board should 
not have too great an effect. 

William Anderson '80 said he 
was depressed by the fact that 
only 23 students ran for the Board 
and only 51 percent of the student 
body voted. "I think the student 
body is apathetic towards the 
student government," he stated, 
adding that something should be 
done to change this. He remarked 
that there are a lot of issues that 
the Board has to move on this 
year, among them, student- faculty 
relations, election reform, and 
race relations. 

Vladimir Drozdoff 79 is a 
member of SCATE, the Upward 
Bound committee, and the Student 
Life Committee. He cited the main 
problem is getting students in- 
terested in Student Government 
again. "We have a good op- 
portunity to get the freshmen 
involved this year," he explained. 
He added that he believed the 
most important issue facing the 
Board is the issue of whether the 
Town Meeting form of govern- 
ment is credible. 

Lynne "Poopsie" Harrigan 79, 
one of the two second-term 
members of the "Executive Board, 
feels that student government is 
floundering at Bowdoin. She 
stated that student apathy would 
be the major issue facing the new 
legislators. "The choosing of the 
chairman will make a very big 
difference," she remarked. 
Harrigan, who seems like a likely 
candidate for the positon, refuses 
to be considered for the job. "I 
really don't think that I am what 
this campus needs now," she 
concluded. She promises to decline 
the chairmanship, if she were 

Cornelia Langer '81 feels that 
the change in the drinking age is 
the most pressing issue facing the 
Executive Board. She also 
believes that the apparent apathy 
among students is also an im- 
portant problem. "The biggest 
thing is to have an active Board 
and an active Chair," she con- 

Mark Woodsum '80 remarked 
that it was too difficult at this time 
to say what issues would be facing 
the Board this year. "I think this is 
going to be a revival year," he 
forecasted, saying that there are 
many good people serving on the 
Board this year. He concluded that 
the new members would make for 
an enthusiastic group. 

Arona Luckerman '81, one of the 
two freshmen members of the 
board, thinks that the new blood 
will help. She cited the student- 
faculty ratio and interdisciplinary 
studies as two important issues 
facing the Board. She added that 
she would like to get out and meet 
the students during the year to 
find out their feelings on issues. 

Greg Kerr 79 is optimistic about 
this year, and feels that the early 
apathy will disappear once the 
Board begins to consider con- 
st rover sial issues. "One of the 
biggest problems is going to be 
dealing with ihe new drinking 
age." he remarked. Kerr went on 
to say that he thought it will be a 
very good year for student 
government and that relative 
inexperience will not hinder it. 


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Jean-Luc Ponty plays jazz-rock 
with an electric violin. His fourth 
solo album for Atlantic records has 
some extremely exciting and 
innovative charts on it. Ponty had 
played with the likes of Frank 
Zappa and Elton John before 
embarking on his solo career, and 
his band consists of two guitars, 

Prof. Hurstfield 
sketches crisis 
of 16th century 

(Continued from page 4) 
sixteenth century. 

For the classics themselves 
were incomplete and flawed. 
Professor Hurstfield referred to 
the medical school at the Sor- 
bonne, where inside, teachers 
discoursed on Galen while people 
were dying in the streets of the 
plague. On another occasion at 
Cambridge, a man was almost 
expelled for suggesting that Galen 
had erred in his analysis of the 
human body. The fascination for 
classical learning and the belief 
that it was infallible caused one of 
the crises in Elizabethan culture. 

The Reformation and the 
printing press, fed on each other, 
for in reality they wrought 
religious upheavals and invited 
governmental control and cen- 
sorship. These things, coupled 
with the famine, plague, inflation, 
and war of Elizabeth's last years, 
naturally led late sixteenth cen- 
tury figures like Donne, Bacon, Sir 
Walter Raleigh, and Shakespeare 
to lament the lost innocence of an 
age once characterized by 
splendor, pomp, and zeal. Donne's 
bells toll for mankind, and 
Shakespeare's Tempest may 
deliberately parody More's 

"The search for the just 
society," said Professor Hur- 
stfield, "had lost its vigor." And he 
concluded by explaining his own 
metaphor, which he used so lucidly 
throughout his lecture: his stray 
parakeet, at the first chance for 
freedom quit its cage and Hur- 
stfield's house, only to return at 
the end of autumn, as winter 
threatened, and security and 
order seemed more desirable than 
freedom. Thus it was with 
Elizabethan society: as the darker 
days of the Reformation waxed, 
England took shelter under 
stronger governmental censorship 
and a tearful remembrance of past 

keyboards, drums, bass and Ponty 
on various electric violins. Jean- 
Luc's last album was Imaginary 
Voyage, and could have been 
heard frequently on some FM 

His new album is composed of 
three short tunes that are A.M. 
single possibilities and two multi- 
part opuses. One can listen to the 
songs on this album intensely and 
be amazed at the intricate 
rhythms and amazing solos, or one 
can get just as much out of the 
album by lying back, closing one's 
eyes and daydreaming. 

This is a very sea-oriented 
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Enteman ponders future 

(Coniiiuud ho. n page i) enough high quality students 

. ., t . interested in a liberal arts 

course did but Im not sure they edaaiikm to allow for Bowdoins 

knew why they valued it .... survival? 

Orient: I take it from your tone of 
voice that you don't thinkBowdoin 
should become a placement factory 
or a job factory? 

Enteman: Absolutely not. That's 
not to say however, that Bowdoin 
shouldn't have any interest in the 
careers of its students or in the 
future of its students .... I don't 
think it should see its mission as 
providing students with entry- 
level jobs. That's not what liberal 
education is up to. Part of our 
problem at some liberal arts 
colleges is that we have not made 
that clear. I think that students 
that want to come to college in 
order to prepare for entry level 
jobs should be told that that is not 
what's going to be done. 

Orient: Do you think there are 

Enteman: ... Survival is just not 
an issue for Bowdoin. Bowdoin is 
going to survive, it's going to 
survive for a long time. The 
question is whether it's going to 
thrive .... Bowdoin is going to 
thrive if it keeps its eye fixed on 
that question of quality .... 
Parents and students are willing 
to make sacrifices for a high 
quality education. 

Orient: One of the major reasons 
for your selection by the 
nominating committee and the 
Governing Boards was the tight 
budgetary situation .... 

Enteman: They thought I was 

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financial situation? 


Enteman: Sure. My analysis of it 
from the documents I have seen is 
that pretty much what you have 
described is accurate. There are 
financial hard times, there is a 
constrained budget, and so on. 
However, the worst thing in the 
world would be to get in the 
doldrums. There is, in my view, no 
reason for pessimism. I think what 
has to be done is what I rail long- 
range planning. You simply have 
to settle down and decide what 
you want to do. Then rWin to 
deliver the resources to it.M told 
the faculty when I met with them 
very briefly on Saturday morning 
that I probably wouldn't have been 
at Bowdoin if I didn't feel this way, 
but I did feel very strongly that if 
we could get the collective will, 
Bowdoin could do anything, within 
reason, that Bowdoin wanted to 
do. If Bowdoin decides it wants to 
become a major research 
university, then I would have to 
say that the resources aren't 
there, but within what I would call 
reasonable restraints, Bowdoin 
can do anything it wants to do, if it 
can get the collective will .... The 
issue is one of deciding what we 
want to do. You may be conscious 
of the constrained resources you 
have at Bowdoin, but let me tell 
you, about 95 percent of the 
colleges in the country would be 
glad to exchange those resources, 
sight unseen. 

Orient: Last year at Bowdoin 
there was a great deal of debate 
about the question of affirmative 
action, that is, the hiring of black 
professors and the recruitment of 
more black students. How can we 
bring more blacks to the relatively 
isolated Bowdoin campus? 

Enteman: It's very, very difficult. 
I'm sorry I don't have any good 
solid answers to it. It's not 
something if we fought and 
worked on it, we couldn't find 
some answers; however. I have 
not grappled with it in the context 
in which you are working .... The 
context that I have worked in here 
is a somewhat urban environment, 
and therefore there are black 
populations nearby .... The faculty 
recruiting area is somewhat 
different because there we're all 
more conscious of national "broad- 
based" recruiting. I don't think it's 
easily resolved, partially because 
the numbers just aren't there, and 
partly quite honestly, there just 
hasn't in some instances — I don't 
know about Bowdoin — the 
.commitment is just not there. One 
of our jobs is to make sure the 
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WITH THE MULTITUDE of air fares to different destinations this fall 
and winter, you may be wondering which air fare will best satisfy you. 

Donald D. Duncan '81, 24 Coleman Hall, a Chi Psi, impressed with the 
fact that Thanksgiving and Christmas-time flights are filling quickly, 
decided last night to use the "Freedom Fare" to go home to Kansas 
City, Kansas, for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

In using the excursion air fare, he's paying $236. rather than $262, 
which would be the regular thru fare via Delta Airlines and TWA from 
Portland to Kansas City! 

While some airlines have blackout dates when the rates are not in 
effect — usually around holidays — others don't but seating capacity is 
controlled and only a certain number of seats are allotted to passengers 
having reduced rates. So don't wait another week — call the H. B. Stowe 
Travel Agency now for your Thanksgiving and Christmas airline book- 
ings. We'll work with all the airlines to get you the best possible flights. 

AS WE REPORTED last week, flying to the West Coast can be cheaper 
with the new Super Saver air fares. The rates are different depending 
on which day of the week you fly, but you can save up to one-third doing 
so For example, instead of flying from Boston to San Francisco (or any 
West Coast city) for the regular fare of $438, you can do it for $292 if you 
travel on Tuesday. Wednesday or Thursday 1 TWA, United American offer 
these fares. 

Then there are still some of the old discounts available also Night 
flights are 20 percent lower than regular fares and are available from 
Boston to West Coast. Florida and such cities as St Louis, Atlanta and 
New Orleans. 

You can also combine a night flight with a Freedom Fare and save 
even more money. For example, a Freedom Fare night flight to Atlanta 
on Delta from Boston would cost you only $149, compared to the $158 
Freedom Fare and the $1 98 regular fare. You can even take a night flight 
down and a day flight back (to Boston) and pay $153.50. 

A night flight on Freedom Fare to the West Coast would be $329 from 
Boston, compared to $350 Freedom Fare and the $438 regular fare. 
(Night flight discounts are not available on the Super Savers) Night 
flights to and from San Francisco and Los Angeles are available on TWA. 
United and American direct, and on Delta with an Atlanta connection. 

Because it is so difficult, even for travel agents and airline people, to 
keep up with all the new rates and special fares, pardon us if it takes a 
few minutes to quote you an airfare over the phone or at Stowe s offices 
at 9 Pleasant St. — we just want to be sure the fare is correct. 

WE WANT TO HELP YOU get the most out of travel while at Bowdoin 
— both the most for your money and the best time possible. And regard- 
ing those Thanksgiving and Christmas flights, remember the earlier you 
book, the more smoothly your trip will go. Call us now for information 
and reservations so that we can get things in order soon. 

And don't forget, Greyhound Bus scheduled are also posted on all 
dormitory and fraternity house bulletin boards Airport Transportation 
offers daily limousine service from the Moulton Union to Portland Jet- 
port Tickets are only $6.90 one way, and reservations and tickets can be 
arranged with us for this service, too! 

THERE IS A BIT of a nip in the air this week with everybody at Bowdoin 
getting ready for Parents Weekend, Monday being observed as a holiday 
(Columbus Day), and many townspeople getting ready for the annual 
trek to Topsham Fair which begins on Sunday. We can't be of much help 
to those people going just across the bridge, but please be assured that 
we are ready to be of assistance to you or your parents requiring jet 
travel assistance. We'll be open all day Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
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Women's tennis 


So far this season, the women's 
tennis team has posted a credible 
record. The Polar Bears beat 
Bates College on Tuesday, Sept. 
23, by a score of 5-2; lost to the 
University of New Hampshire on* 
Friday, Sept. 27, by a 7-0 score; 
and Colby College, 5-2, last 

Playing number one singles for 
the Polar Bears is returning! 
letterwoman, senior Marliss 
Hooker. Sophomore Margaret 
McLean, also a returning let- 
terwoman, is playing number two. 
She is followed by sophomores 
Ingrid Miller and Megan Devine. 

The first doubles team is 
composed of two returning let- 
terwomen, senior Jane Rhein and 
sophomore Eileen Pyne. The other 
two doubles teams are still not set, 
yet Nancy Donovan, and Brina 
Williams probably will hold two of 
the four open positions. 

A major handicap facing the 
team is its size. Instead of the 
optimum fifteen players, the 
squad has ballooned to twenty- 
three. Also, bad weather has 
minimized practice time, while the 
Joss of three key players from last 

Soccer beats Harvard 


Women's soccer, the newest 
Bowdoin sports team, triumphed 
in a 4-3 thriller over Harvard last 
Saturday, and trounced Hyde 
School 5-0 the previous Wed- 
nesday to boost their season's 
record to three and one. 

In the early morning hours 
Coach Ray Bicknell bundled his 
squad of sleepy soccer players off 
to Cambridge to face a Harvard 
varsity team who had two 
previous year's experience as a 
club sport. i 

Sophomore Nan Giancola fired 
up the Polar Bears early in the 
first half, with an unassisted goal, 
soon followed by a picture perfect 
cross that Patricia Rice tipped in 
for the second goal. 

Harvard ties 

Bowdoin stayed tough for the 
if the half, but relaxed early 
years squad has certainly noA 
helped matters. 

On Wednesday, only Ingrid 
Miller and the second doubles 
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in the second and allowed two 
Harvard shots to slip past to tie 
the game up. 

Play shifted ends often, until 
tireless Jessica Birdsall directed a 
pass to Carol Grant, who put it in 
the net for the Bear's third goal. 

Harvard was not yet ready to 
admit defeat, as they swiftly 
rebounded to tie the game at 3-3. 
The final minutes were the most 
desperate of the -game for both 
exhausted teams. 

It was Sarah Gates who settled 
the matter with 1:20 left to play, 
booting in a. free kick from the 
right corner, which wrapped up 
the 4-3 win for the elated Bears. 

Midfielder Lucy Crocker played 
tough defense, but sustained a 
hamstring injury for her efforts. 

Easy win 
The previous Wednesday was a 
more relaxing experience, as the 
squad clearly dominated Hyde 
School, booting nineteen shots on 
goal to Hyde's four. 

Goals were scored by Mary 
Barcus, Carol Grant, Lucy 
Crocker, Kathy Graff and even 
hotshot fullback Clooie Sherman 
on a beautiful direct kick. 


(Continued from page 12) 

Victory at Colby 
Following this devastating loss, 
Bowdoin made a comeback against 
Colby and defeated them on the 
Mule's course, 26-29. Freme 
finished first and traversed the 
five-mile course in the time of 25 
minutes, 52 seconds. 

Running a great race, freshman 
Doug Ingersoll was fourth, only 
two seconds out of third place. 
Sophomore Tom Mitchell con- 
tinued to improve, taking a fifth 
behind Ingersoll. Senior Dave 
Milne and Snyder were seventh 
and ninth respectively. Also 
running for Bowdoin were Have 
Kunicki, Bill Waters, and Andy 
Serwer who were eleventh* fif- 
teenth, and sixteenth. 

Football . t . 

(Continued from page 12) 
Bowdoin was again hurt by 
fumbles, interceptions, and bad 
luck. More misfortune came in an 
apparent touchdown pass from 
Pensavalle to Rich Newman, 
which was ruled out of bounds. 

Flanker Randy Dick was lost for 
the season when he suffered a 
knee injury in the third quarter. 
Dick was operated on and is in 
good condition. 

Amherst scored twice more 
before the game ended, once on a 
touchdown pass from Newman to 
Swiacki, and once on a one-yard 
drive by reserve fullback Tim 


What lies ahead for the Bears? 
A comforting thought is a quick 
look back at last year's Soule- 
dominated club, which embarked 
on its 4-4 season with an equally 
dubious start and suffered an even 
more embarrassing rout to 
Amherst, 42-7. Can we expect 
much of the same this year? 
Captain Train McCabe thinks so. 

"Football is a game that's played 
week to^week and you can bet we'll 
be out there fighting every week. 
Concerning Saturday's game 
against WPI, McCabe observed, "I 
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Football routed by Jeffs 


Devoid of applause, a forlorn 
Alumni Day crowd witnessed an 
embarrassing defeat Saturday, as 
a stunned Polar Bear squad 
succumbed to an equally stunning 
Amherst onslaught, 33-0. There is 
little to say on Bowdoin's behalf; 
the struggling team simply could 
not jell against a more ex- 
perienced, and evidently more 
cohesive Amherst pack. 

An unidentified Bowdoin runner is stopped by the Amherst A tI the gods were not 

defense during last Saturday's game. The Bears netted only 84 on ^ Folar Bears . sjde eHher ^ 
yards on the ground. Onent;Howarth. Bowdoin lost the coin toss and was 

forced to kick off to Amherst. The 
Lord Jeffs wasted no time as they 
drove from their own 37 to inside 
the Bowdoin 10 in less than five 
minutes, highlighted by a 21 -yard 
jaunt by quarterback Mike 
Newman. Amherst scored on a 
nine-yard aerial from Newman to 
67". 220 lb. tight end Bill Swiacki, 
who had an outstanding day 
(seven catches for 83 yards). Tom 
Abendroth added the extra point 
and Bowdoin found that they had 
spotted Amherst seven points 
before laying hands on the ball. 

Stingy defense highlighted 
in soccer success story 


Head coach Charlie Butt knew it 
was going to be a young Polar 
Bear soccer team this year, and 
that was before the injuries. 
Normally circumstances like these 
are an apology, an excuse, a 
rebuilding year, a one and 
something season. Not here. 

It's still early, but so far it has 
been a 3-0 1 season; a near perfect 
start that establishes a winning 
confidence that snowballs into a 
combination of poise and desire on 
the field. 

They may be young and injured 
but they are seventh in New 
England Division II and III 

Last week their 4-1 win over 
Colby was the Pepsi Cola Regional 
"Game of the Week." Last week 
Matty Carras was named Pepsi 
"Player of the Week." 

They tied a high scoring 
Springfield on their home astro- 
turf in the rain. Normally rain is 
considered an "equalizer" but on 
astro-turf it furthers the home 
team advantage. The only goal of 
the game was scored by Bowdoin 
but was nullified on a questionable 
offsides call by one of the referees. 

In four games only two goals 
have been scored on Bowdoin, 
both on penalty kicks. But enough 
praises; the season is far from 
over. But why the success up to 
this point? 

"Well," says Butt, "the play of 
the freshmen has been valuable. 
Also the upperclassmen have been 
showing leadership on top of 
playing well. This combined with 
the help from the freshmen has 
been responsible for our play so 

Butt feels the play has been 
improving as the season 
progresses, most notably the 
offense. They scored two goals 
against Amherst, only one against 
the University of Maine., and none 
(officially anyway) against 
Springfield. All these games were 
played in the rain. 

When the sun shone for the 
Colby game, however, it was a 
Bowdoin sun as the Polar Be^irs 
tallied four times. 

"It was the first day the offense 
• really moved out," Butt said. "The 

weather was part of it, but we're a 
young team and it also took some 
time to get used to playing 

Butt did not hesitate in af- 
firming the part of the success so 
far stems from a surge from last 
year's highly successful season. 

"No question of it. There's pride 
and confidence in the group. They 
did well last year and the guys, 
though many didn't play that 
much, still feel it." 

That did not help much either. 
Bowdoin went nowhere in three 
downs after the kickoff and 
coughed up the football. Larry 

Geannelis' sputtering punt went 
only 16 yards, and the Lord Jeffs 
were back in the saddle. 

Newman outstanding 
Newman, aided by excellent 
running from fullback Mark 
Newton (103 yds. in 23 carries on 
the day) engineered the Lord Jeff 
offense in for another score, this 
time on a 3-yard plunge by 
tailback Bob Sternberg. Aben- 
droth added the extra point, and 
Amherst led 14-0 with only ten 
minutes elapsed. 

Bowdoin could do no better on 
their next drive. After gaining one 
first down and moving to midfield, 
the Bears lost possession again on 
a fumble. 

Amherst wasted no time getting 
their machine in gear, driving 
quickly downfield to score again as 
the second quarter opened. On a 2- 
yard pass to end Paul Doocy, who 
made a spectacular catch in the 
corner of the end zone, Amherst 
went over the top for the third 
time. Abendroth's extra point 
sailed through the uprights and 
the scoreboard changed to read: 
Bowdoin 0, Visitor 21. 

Blocked field goal 
Later in the quarter Amherst 
put together another drive which 


Field hockey rolls to fast start 


The varsity field hockey team, 
under the direction of Coach Sally 
LaPointe, has powered its way to 
an impressive three win. one loss 
record by winning two of its last 
three games. 

The lone loss thus far came at 
the hands of a "very fine" 
University of New Hampshire 
squad. Playing in Durham, the 
Polar Bears were frustrated by 
the Wildcat defense and held 
scoreless throughout the contest 
despite launching eight shots at 
the UNH net. 

Although goalie Iris Davis was 
"just magnificent," UNH managed 
one regular field goal and two 
more on penalty corners to take 
the match 3-0. Coach LaPointe 
was not overly disappointed with 
the loss seeing as how New 
Hampshire has "devastated" the 
other Maine teams it has played. 

Thomas falls 
Last Friday, Thomas of 
Waterville fell to a strong Polar 
Bear attack, 8-0. Using an entirely 
freshman lineup, Bowdoin totally 
dominated Thomas, not allowing a 
single shot on goal. Helen Pelletier 
had four goals while Karinne 
Tong, Peggy Williams, Jane 
Blake, and Marina Georgaklis 
scored one each. 

This past Wednesday Bowdoin 
played a Colby team that had held 
it a 0-0 tie last year. The first half 
looked like a repeat of last season 

as the teams battled scorelessly 
for the first thirty-five minutes. 
The lone goal of the game was 
scored early in the second half by 
Molly Hoagland on an assist from 
captain Sally Clayton. 

The Polar Bears did not play 
well against the Mules despite 
their constant presence in Colby 
territory as evidenced by the huge 
twenty to three advantage in 
penalty corners that Bowdoin 
enjoyed. Colby never mounted 
much of an offense but was able to 
neutralize Bowdoin's offense with 
an aggressive defense. 

Junior varsity wins 
The junior varsity also faired 
well against Colby, coming away 
with a four to one victory. Scoring 
for the Bears were Jeanne Mar- 
shall with two goals and Laura 
Georgaklis and Katrina Altmmaier 
with one each. 

Tomorrow, Coach LaPointe's 
women take on the University of 
Maine at Presque Isle in a home 
match at 11:00 a.m. Presque Isle 
was the school that Bowdoin 
defeated for the state title last 
year by the score of two to one. 



found them facing a fourth and 
four situation on the Bowdoin 13. 
Abendroth's field goal attempt 
was thwarted, however, by the 
valiant efforts of tackle Andy 
Terentjev, who batted the kick 
away and into the arms of safety 
Andy Minich. 

Minich ran all the way to the 
Amherst 46, and had the honor of 
making perhaps Bowdoin's most 
spectacular play of the day. Aided 
by Minich's run, the gridders 
threatened as they drove to the 
Amherst 30. Again, they were 
stymied by a fumble. 

The second half was un- 
fortunately more of the same 
frustration. QB Jay Pensavalle 
provided an outstanding moment, 
a 36-yard run from scrimmage, but 

(Continued* on page 

Captain Sally Clayton directs a shot towards the net in last 
Tuesday's game'against Colby. The Bears won the match 1-0. 

Polar Bear lineman Bill Col- 
lins closes in on Amherst QB 
Mike Newman. Orient' 

Harriers how to 
Bates, beat Colby 


Last Saturday, Coach 
Sabasteanski's cross-country team 
faced a powerful Bates team at the 
Brunswick Golf Club. The outcome 
was hardly satisfactory for 
Bowdoin rooters as the Polar 
Bears suffered a 19-45 shellacking 
at the hands of the Wildcats. 

This was hardly any im- 
provement over last season when 
Bate defeated Bowdoin by the 
equahy lopsided score of 18-46. 

Record challenged 
Only two of Sabe's men placed in 
the top ten. Captain Bruce Freme 
finished second with the excellent 
time of 25 minutes, 52 seconds. 
But Paul Oparowski of Bates ran a 
fantastic race and finished with a 
time of 25 minutes, 33 seconds, 
only three seconds off Freme's 
course record of last week. 

Also in the top ten for Bowdoin 
was sophomore Tom Mitchell who 
came in tenth, only nine seconds 
from ninth. Junior Greg Kerr and 
freshman Glen Snyder placed 
thirteenth and fourteenth, 

(Continued on page 1 1) 




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BOPO prepares 

for second year: 
will sound faculty 


The Bowdoin Opinion Polling 
Organization (BOPO), which last 
year delved into student views on 
topics such as sex and student 
government, is ready to start its 
second full year. Under the 
direction of creator Peter 
Steinbrueck 79, the' organization 
is armed with many innovations. 

The first poll, which should 
come out late next week, will 
center on major campus issues. 
Topics will include sex-blind 
admissions, reverse 
discrimination, the Big Brother- 
Sister program, and the need for a 
second campus newspaper. Also to 
be included in the survey will be 
the same two questions asked last 
year on a student referendum and 
a rating on President Carter. The 
much-awaited follow-up on last 
year's sex poll will be conducted 
later in the year. 

Faculty polls 

Steinbrueck's pet invention is a 
series of faculty polls which he is 
now in the process of putting 
together. The surveys should be 
quite telling "because this area 
was previously untapped. First of 
all, it will be interesting to see how 
many respond. All faculty 
members will receive a 

The first faculty poll will deal 
solely with the educational merits 
of the Senior Center. Future polls 
will include questions of work- 
load, student-faculty ratios (class 
size), interdisciplinary majors, and 
minority hiring. 

Wide-spread acceptance 

Steinbrueck, who created BOPO 
in the spring of 76, is extremely 
pleased with the wide-spread 
(Continued <>n page 4) 


Profs ok admissions plan 

An untried Executive Board is preparing to take up a wide 
gamut of issues. Orient/Eveleth. 

Executive Board meets; 
mulls charter for 'Sun' 


At 9 p.m. on Tuesday, October 
11, the newly -elected student 
assembly board met for the second 
time this semester to discuss 
current issues affecting the 
Bowdoin student body. During the 
hour and a half meeting, the fif- 
teen member board discussed the 
charter of The Bowdoin Sun, an 
impending college town meeting, 
the proposal of self-scheduled 
exams at Bowdoin, student 
representative committees, the 
expenditures of the student 
assembly board itself, and 
problems related to smoking 
prohibition in certain areas of the 

First on the agenda was "a 
review of the charter of The 
Bowdoin Sun, the proposed second 
student newspaper of Bowdoin 
College. Debbie Heller, editor of 

The Sun, was present to sum up 
the aims of the newspaper. The 
Sun differs from the Orient in 
three ways. First of all. The Sun 
looks different. We are trying to 
look at events in a different, in- 
novative way. Second, The Sun 
will serve the entire college 
campus. Anyone who wishes to 
write anything can do so and have 
their views be published." Heller 
also said that The Sun will be 
involved with investigative issues, 
not just news. 

In response to the suggestion of 
incorporating The Sun with the 
Orient, Heller pointed out that "If 
The Sun were to be incorporated 
with the Orient, our newspaper 
would lose all its effect." Ac- 
cording to Heller, the budget 
allotted to The Sun, $1,800 per 
year, will be sufficient to support 

((ioiiiiiuit'd mi page *>) 


Seven years after the College's 
decision to admit both men and 
women as students, the faculty 
has voted to recommend that the 
Governing Boards instruct the 
Admissions Office to choose the 
Classes of 1982 and 1983 "without 
reference to any sexual ratios or 
quotas." The College has for the 
past two years admitted equal 
percentages of the male and 
female applicant pools. 

In their Monday meeting, the 
faculty also continued discussion 
on the implementation of so-called 
"self-scheduled exams" for this 
Decembers finals. 

Discussion of the "sex-blind" 
admission policy centered around 
the issue of whether admission 
without consideration of the ap- 
plicant's sex would alter the 
proportion of males to females in 
the student body. Some faculty 
members contended that 
removing restrictions on the 
respective numbers in each pool 
would affect the College's athletic 
program to a significant extent. 

Professor Edward Pols called 
the plan "unfair to the male 
student body as a whole," unless 
accompanied by a reassessment of 
the College's athletic policy. Pols, 
along with a number of other 
Faculty members, said that he 
would prefer a "50/50" male 
female split to a sex-blind policy. 

A motion to refer the issue back 
to the Admissions and Student Aid 
Committee for more complete data 
failed; the approximately sixty 
faculty members apparently 
agreed with the sentiment ex- 
pressed by Director of Admissions 
.William Mason. "It would make 
eminently more sense to admit 
without regard to sex," he said. 
"We can put together a freshman 
class that represents a good 

College expands student gynecological service 


This year Bowdoin has ex- 
panded its gynecological services 
available to women students. 
Services now offered by the In- 
firmary include a nurse prac- 
titioner, Mrs. Mary Lape, R.N.. 
F.N. A., who is currently available 
at the Infirmary every Wednesday 
afternoon. Mrs. Lape can give 
gynecological examinations, in 
addition to advice and counselling 
on gynecological problems and 
birth control methods. She can 
also write prescriptions, but they 
must be cosigned by either Dr. 
Hanley or Dr. Anderson. 

If referral to a gynecologist is 
necessary, the Bowdoin woman 
now has a choice as to which 
doctor she will see. Dr. R.G. 
Winklebauer has been available in 
the past, and will continue to offer 
his services at his office on 62 
Baribeau Drive in Brunswick. The 
additional group of consulting 
gynecologists consists of Drs. 
Alice Cunningham, Alex J. 
.Norzow, and J. Donald Burgess. 

Appointments with Mrs. Lape 
or any of the doctors must be made 
through the Infirmary secretary, 
Mrs. Betty Green. The bill for 
these appointments is picked up 
by the College, but prescriptions 
must be paid for by the students. 

Dean of Students Wendy 
Fairey, explained that the new 
services evolved from "a general 
dissatisfaction with the existing 
women's medical services." Fairey 
stated that "there was a need felt 
for more medical services for 
women which would be directly 
tied into the Infirmary." 

Student reception to the new 
program has been good, and Mrs. 
Lape has been extremely busy. If 
the demand continues, she may be 
available on more than a weekly 

Allison Conway, former 
President of the Bowdoin 
Women's Association (BWA), 
pointed out that the presence of a 
female doctor on campus is "long 
overdue and was pushed for by the 
BWA all last year." 

Nurse Mary Lape offers gynecological examination and coun- 
selling to Bowdoin women at the Dudley Coe Memorial 
Infirmary every Wednesday afternoon. The College also spon 
sors a referral service. Orient/Rosen. 

distribution of various skills 
without disbanding any athletic 

Mason added that his office had 
not lowered their academic 
standards in order to admit 
sought-after male athletes. 

The recommendation now goes 
to the Governing Boards' Com- 
mittee on Educational Program for 
review. Should it gain approval 
there, the Boards' Policy Com- 
mittee will take up the question 
and give their recommendation to 
the Trustees and Overseers when 
they next meet in December. 

The faculty again took up the 
question of whether students 
should be allowed to arrange their 
own schedule for final examination 
period each semester. This system 
is presently being used, with 
minor variations, at a number of 
small colleges, including Smith 
and Connecticut. 

Bowdoin tried a similar self- 
scheduling project in 1971. but 
abandoned it because, according to 
Dean Paul Nyhus, "the exercise 
put more weight on the Honor 
system than it could bear." 

The concept of self -scheduled 
exams received strong support 
from the students last spring, 
when the Student Assembly voted 
by a large margin to ask the 
faculty to institute such a system. 
The faculty's Recording Com- 
mittee, on which three students 
sit, oted by a one-vote majority 
to recommend the adoption of the 
system for this semester's finals. 
The committee plans to present its 
report (which most likely will 
contain a summary of the majority 
and minority positions) at the 
November faculty meeting, when 
the matter is scheduled to come up 
for a final vote. 

In other business, jth*- Senior 
Center Council was instructed by 
the Committee on Educational 
Policy (CEP) to "provide a com 
plete restatement of its mandate" 
to offer courses for credit under 
the Senior Center Seminar 
program. This request was a 
result of a discussion initiated at 
September's faculty meeting by 
English Profesor LeRoy G reason 
on whether the Council had 
strayed from its original program 
of providing small-enrollment 
seminars on specialized topics. 

Greason referred in particular 
to SC Seminar 5, Human 
Sexuality, which has an 
enrollment of fifty-five, but which 
had been advertised as allowing up 
to 150 students to enroll. He was 
joined by others in his concern 
that the faculty had "two CEP's 
going now." 

A motion to limit the enrollment 
of the seminars to twenty-five was 
tabled in the face of the CEP's 

Also approved at this week's 
meeting were a CEP proposal to 
add a new Geology course, the 
reports of the Student Activities 
Fee and the Student Life Com- 
mittees, and a proposal to 
reorganize the Advisory Com- 
mittee to the Dean of the Faculty. 



FBI., OCT. 14, 1977 





hile the campus response was un- 
certain to last week's James Bowdoin 
Day command to "get thee hence and 
mix," the tepid replies came on the 
whole from freshmen and not profes- 
sors, offering fresh evidence for what 
has been long supposed, that the fac- 
ulty will meet the students given half 
a chance. 

Those inclined in that direction 
need substantial encouragement. 
First of all, senior professors and de- 
partment heads should set an example 
of hospitality. The years when every 
freshman and every senior could ex- 
pect a dinner invitation to the Presi- 
dent's house are gone, but it should 
not be impossible for every future 
alumnus to log up at least one bar- 
becue or pizza meal before graduation. 
This assumes, of course, that students 
will advance gracefully to meet fac- 
ulty that have stepped out half way 
towards them. 

For the junior professors who are 
reluctant to empty their pockets by 
entertaining, understandably so, 
some cash help would be in order. 
With a bit of money, and a lot of de- 
termination, we might resurrect 
Bowdoin's past virtue of easy and com- 
fortable discussion between the fac- 
ulty and the student body. 

Value judgments 

he faculty has moved to recommend a 
"sex-blind" admissions policy for the 
classes of 1982 and 1983. It is an ex- 
perimental measure the results of which 
will be reported to the faculty after the 
trial period. It is well that the College act 
with caution on this touchy subject and 
either approve or reject it for the right 

Admission to college, at least for 
Bowdoin, is highly selective and dis- 
criminating. Mr. Mason and his assis- 
tants are daily called upon to choose 
between candidates of equal merit and 
ability. By very definition, admissions is 
a prejudicial, subjective process, where 
an interview, a craft, a composition, or a 
manner, may turn the vote for one appli- 
cant instead of another. 

The problem of sex-blind admissions 
is not simple. True, Bowdoin is looking 
for excellence in all its applicants and 
expects that excellence, above all, to be 
reflected in its students. But admissions 
is not just a question of excellent men 
and women. Were that the case, Bow- 
doin would be about twelve times its 
present size. The College must therefore 
make decisions on male-female num- 
bers, athletics, and how each affects the 
social and intellectual life of the student. 

The Admissions Department should 
ask why a certain male or female is bet- 
ter for Bowdoin than another. That is a 
value judgment, and a difficult one at 
that. But like intelligence and ability, sex 
also calls for value judgments. It also 

calls for responsibility in the Admissions 
Department thai, diversity and an engag- 
ing intellectual atmosphere survive and 
flourish here at Bowdoin. 

Parking fines 

In an interview with the Orient last 
week, one of the new members of the 
Executive Board pointed to a small, 
but not inconsequential, college policy 
that is nothing but a waste. Parking 
fines that were collected by the secu- 
rity force last year were used to fi- 
nance a champagne punch at a 
campus-wide party. 

It would seem that at a time when 
the College is scraping for every dollar 
it can find, an alcoholic punch, even at 
Bowdoin, is not of the highest priority. 
We are sure there is not any rigid pol- 
icy about the use of the fines; at least 
we hope not. 

The most logical recipient of these 
funds would be the Blanket Tax 
Committee, which could offer some fi- 
nancial beef to student activities. This 
year, many organizations had their 
funds cut to finance new clubs, some of 
them worthy, some not. The use of 
parking fines to restore those cuts 
does not seem out of line. 

The use of those fines for student 
activities would not appear to be a 
very difficult switch in policy. Perhaps 
this small achievement can be the 
first step in the Executive Board's 
drive to reestablish credibility. 
Champagne punch is fine, kegs are 
O.K., but an adequate budget for char- 
tered activities is the most logical of 

Jump, pledge 

A he fraternity system is a significant 
and deeply imbedded feature of Bow- 
doin. For over half of the students at 
Bowdoin, the fraternity is the center 
of their social life and perhaps a home, 

With fraternities serving as such an 
important aspect of student life, their 
actions should be closely scrutinized 
by all members of the Bowdoin com- 
munity. The most questionable activi- 
ties which fraternities engage in are 
their varied and often distasteful in- 
itiation rites. 

Save rush, initiation is the first 
"fraternal" experience a Bowdoin 
freshman will undergo. What can his 
or her opinion be of a house which 
administers, either voluntarily or by 
force, embarassing and poaeibly 
harmful initiation ceremonies? What 
can his or her opinion be of the college, 
the institution that harbors these 
fraternities and their sordid rituals? 

Bowdoin should take a more active 
interest in the welfare of its freshmen, 
many of whom stumble unsuspect- 
ingly into archaic and degrading in- 
itiations which can only make them 
skeptical of fraternities, Bowdoin, and 
finally, college life. 

The Orient wishes that all ten 
fraternities would examine their own 
initiations — those houses that have 
them, that is — and decide for them- 
selves whether or not painful and em- 
barassing rituals enhance their repu- 
tations pn campus. We feel that a sen- 
sible shift will be made by all. 



To the Editor: 

Let's see here. It's ten minutes 
of midnight and I'd say I've 
crammed an hour and a half worth 
of work into, say, six hours of 
studying time. But I doubt I could 
get much more studying done 
tonight if I tried. And even if I did, 
it would only add to the reserve of 
knowledge I've been trying to 
keep my breathing apparatus 
above and which has about cured 
my 'appetite for any knowledge. 

Just about. Of all those ideas 
I've been swimming amidst there 
are a few I can still appreciate. 
One is simple living. Now I don't 
claim to be a simple liver, seeing 
how I'm attending such a fine, 
prestigious institution. My head's 
not together on that yet. But back 
to simple living. While we can't 
construct windmills and convert 
our dorms to solar heated 
dwellings... or maybe we could, 
hell. What I wanted to do was 
suggest other simpler ways to 
conserve. Things to start out with. 
They are: 1) take cold showers 
(one tends to save time and water 
this way, in addition to energy 
needed to heat water) and wash ail 
clothes in cold water; 2) dress 
warmly in your room (parkas, etc.) 
and use no heat or only a minimal 
amount; 3) conserve on lighting. 
Now if you thought the first two 
suggestions were ridiculous, that 
proves how ridiculously spoiled we 
are. But I hope you will consider 
all three, and I want to say some 
more on the last one. 

We walk into classrooms, 
private rooms, whatever, and 
invariably switch on every blasted 


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This evening I walked into 
Lancaster Lounge and turned off 
seven or eight lights nobody was 
using. I would have remained to 
read as the lighting was if it were 
not for some commotion out in the 
hall at the time. Before you turn 
on a light, please check if you need 
it. If there are windows, natural 
lighting nearly always suffices in 
the daytime. If the light is not 
enough, open the shades, remove 
your sunglasses, and if none of 
that works, turn just one light on 
to begin with. 

Here's something really dumb. 
In the Senior Center, rest rooms 
have three different lights. One 
for general lighting and sink work, 
one for the toilet, and one for the 
shower. Now I can use the toilet in 
pitch darkness 'cause I know how 
they work (we don't have toilets in 
Colorado). And, I'm pretty ac- 
curate too. But if the main light is 
on, there is certainly no need to 
turn on the one overhead. If you 
don't know what's happening, 
don't think another light is going 
to help. Gee wiz, I read on the 
toilet with that light off. And when 
I take a shower I don't need that 
stupid shower light to see if the 
water is hitting in the right spot. 

Poor lighting doesn't hurt your 
eyes. It just exercises them, a 
physician has told me. Which I 
guess should make them stronger. 
Hey! Chegizout. Someday, 
someday man we'll be able to see 
so well we won't have to go to bed 
at night! 

One more suggestion I just 
thought of. Form newspaper 

Speaking of newspapers, please 
recycle this one after this article 
has been removed for safekeeping. 

Todd Buchanan '80 

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Frats devise tough initiations for freshmen 


College policy prohibits any act 

which is personally or physically 

demeaning in fraternity 

initiations; yet the practices in 

vogue at some of the houses 

suggest that little heed is taken of 

this rule. According to several 

student sources, initiations may 

range from character 

assassination to downright 

brutality. The ceremonies are 

often preceded by a few weeks of 

"orientation" in which fraternity 

upperclassmen have the chance to 

harass the freshman or "pledge" 

until the appointed time of 

initiation. Then, the pledge is not 

only subject to various abuses but 

must undergo some mystic ritual, 

full of mumbo jumbo, after which 

the secrets of the fraternity are 


• Abuse 

Such is the case, at least, with 
four of the fraternities the Orient 
sampled. Their practices and 
intensity vary, but measuring by 
physical or mental or even sexual 
abuse, they seem to qualify. 

One fraternity, according to an 
eyewitness, bring an especially 
martial flavor to its initiations. 
Phalanxes of freshmen march - in 
no more than boxer shorts and 
tennis shoes — across campus to 
the fraternity. There, the 
initiation director tells them to lie 
face down and spread-eagle, arms 
toward the house. He then orders 
the pledges to start kissing the 
ground; and should they not come 
through with the zest he expects, 
he kicks them in the ribs. 
Meanwhile, other upperclassmen 
toss refuse and water balloons on 
to the half-naked pledges from the 
windows of the house. 

Preceding this initiation is the 
traditional "elephant raid," in the 
fraternity's lingo. The pledges, if 
they really have fire, must steal all 
the fire extinguishers from their 
dorms and race around campus 
squirting anyone on or in sight. On 
one such occasion, they drenched a 
seminar lecturer. 

Beer marinade 

Another fraternity on campus of 
a more orgiastic bent prefers to 
marinate its pledges in beer. The 
initiates must down two quarts of 
suds in the house basement. They 
are expected to get sick. When 
each of the pledges has emptied 
the contents of his stomach on the 
floor, the real fun begins. More 
beer is tapped to flood the floor 
and the freshmen all take a swim. 

Initiation rites like these are 
• always the culmination of a series 
of events designed to annoy the 
freshmen. Favorite gimmicks are 
silent suppers and lunches, where 
a pledge can't make a sound and 
must eat messy foods with no 
utensils. For the pledges, this is 
usually a jacket-and-tie affair, so 
they have an incentive to keep 
themselves tidy. 

Fraternity members also favor 
barging into rooms for a raid as a 
useful means of taming the wild 
pledge. Should the hazing com- 

mittee break into his room while 
he is not wearing his pin, he is 
subject to all sorts of penalties. 
One freshman related that she was 
forced to run across campus in 
sub-freezing weather, dressed in 
only a bathrobe, because she had 
forgotten to wear her pin. 
Following precedent 
Though the type of initiation 
depends largely on the chairman 
for that event, fraternities tend to 
elect officials who will conduct 
initiations according to precedent. 
So, returning to another 
description of an initiation, the 
upperclassmen run the freshmen 
through an obstacle course 
blindfolded. They try to scare the 
pledge by making lots of noise and 
forcing him off ledges he can't see. 

to brand the sightless freshman, 
carry him about in a casket, and 
hold a knife to his chest for the 
final oath before a human skull. 

Branding, incidentally, is still 
practiced at at least one frater- 
nity, although on a voluntary 
basis. Anyone who so chooses, 
takes out the old brand, a 
blowtorch or some such device, 
and a little alcohol and ice, and 
with the assistance of his friends 
or (at least in one instance by 
himself) brands the arm with the 
fraternity's Greek characters. 

"I think it's deplorable," said 
one student, recalling a par- 
ticularly distasteful initiation. 
According to #his source, the 
initiators ordered a woman to 
disrobe underneath a blanket in 

that it generates trust, love, and 
respect within the pledge class and 
the house in general. No one is 
really hurt and a good time is had 
by all. 

In recent years, the College has 
put the heat on some fraternities 
to curb their initiation ceremonies. 
One such example, according to 
Dean Nyhus, is the ban on tran- 
sporting pledges to remote 
locations for the event. Yet, ac- 
cording to several students, 
fraternities still do this. One ac- 
count tells of pledges being 
brought to a cabin far away from 
campus in very cold weather. In 
another case, the fraternity herds 
the blindfolded freshmen into cars 
for a long and wild drive through 
outlying areas of Brunswick in 

Above are scenes from fraternity initiations of yesteryear. As the picture on the lower right shows, 
the infamous Phi Chi terrorized these poor freshmen. Today, fifty-nine years later, Bowdoin 
fraternities are still up to the same puckish pranks. Now that the College is co-ed, fraternities have 
revised their practices so that everyone gets the same tough treatment. 

This strategy is particularly ' the fraternity's living room. The order to disorient the passengers 

effective. A blindfolded pledge is 
told he is standing at the edge of 
the house's roof, perhaps thirty 
feet above the ground. His "big 
brother" tells him to jump. If the 
pledge refuses, he is usually 
pushed off. The fall is only a 
matter of inches, for the pledge 
was only standing on a raised 
portion of th'e roof. Perhaps the 
most frightening aspect of this 
practice is that some freshmen 
actually do jump! 

Wet banana 
After that, the pledge might be 
taken into the bathroom where a 
soggy banana in the toilet awaits 
his groping, uncertain hand. And 
all this while blindfolded. For the 
finale, the upperclassmen pretend 

idea was that every article 
discarded would receive en- 
thusiastic applause. This pledge, 
however, refused to comply, but 
was reduced to tears by the end of 
the ordeal. 

In the same fraternity, pledges 
were made to tell jokes, usually of 
a racist nature, and plow through 
a wall of upperclassmen eager to 
injure the freshmen. Women and 
men were unceremoniously hauled 
up staircases covered with mat- 
tresses, and, at the end of the 
initiation, were made to kneel 
before a few alumni of the house, 
who would scour the pledges with 
verbal abuse. 

Fraternities will say that all this 
mayhem points to a greater good; 

when they do return to the house. 

Fraternity initiation practices, 
however, are not new to Bowdoin. 
For almost as long as the College 
has been in existence, there have 
been numerous secret societies 
with equally nasty practices. 

In the decadent years of the 
nineteenth century there was the 
infamous soceity of Phi Chi. A 
secret organization of sophomores, 
Phi Chi's sole purpose was to 
persecute the freshmen all year 
long. Phi Chi ordained that fresh- 
men were to wear ties and class 
beanies at all times, and greet and 
provide matches for any up- 
perclassmen. That was a cinch 
compared to the brutal delights of 
'proc-night.' On a crisp Brunswick 

evening, Phi Chi would corral the 
freshmen in Whittier Field, strip 
them of their clothes, douse them 
with the water of the mighty 
Androscoggin, and paste hazing 
posters on their backs with 
molasses. Afterwards, the fresh- 
men fled, birthday suits and all, to 
the relative safety of their rooms 
to recover their pride and lick the 
molasses. Mock Trials 

Phi Chi was also known for its 
mock trials of the unlucky frosh. 
The defendant was dragged over 
the roof of Winthrop Hall to the 
courtroom in another section of 
the dormitory. Never once resting 
on its laurels, Phi Chi nearly 
managed the death of one fresh- 
man. Fortunately, the victim, who 
struck his head in transit, sur- 

That prank caused Phi Chi to 
dissolve, but the flame of progress 
is today still carried by Bowdoin's 

The rumors are countless. One 
story is told of initiation that 
ended in tragedy. A pledge was 
carried in a casket to the top of one 
of the fraternities. Someone lost 
his footing or had too much to 
drink, and the casket plummeted, 
killing the man inside. Con- 
cussions, broken noses, and other 
minor injuries were common and 
still are today. * 

There were of course more 
lighthearted attempts at secret 
societies. The Ovarian Society, 
formed in 1806, though unseemly 
in name, was devoted to the in- 
nocent worship of the egg. The 
Ovarians, at their meetings, would 
hear dissertations on eggs, and 
hold mystic titles such as Most 
Glorious Grand Rooster and the 
Great Chicken. The eggs, 
however, were only an excuse for 
eating and drinking. According to 
Hatch's History of Bowdoin 
College, "It was provided that only 
fou; bottles of wine should be 
bror.ght before a meeting; the 
number was increased to five, 
then to six, and then to half a 
bottle for each member at the 
meeting." Bowdoin's reputation 
was well on its way in the halcyon 
days of 1806. 

The Peucinian and Philomathian 
societies of the early nineteenth 
century also had their secrets. 
While there were no initiation 
practices like the ones we have 
today, the man who was invited to 
membership would swear on a 
pine branch not to divulge the 
Peucinian's secrets, whatever 
they were. The two societies, 
though, made a concious attempt 
at promoting things cultural. Both 
were famed for their debates on 
the justification of duelling and 
whether eloquence is ad- 
vantageous to the commonwealth. 

One hundred and seventy five 
years later many of Bowdoin's 
fraternities have apparently 
dismissed the idea of a society 
working good within the com- 
munity and have instead chosen a 
policy of entertainment at the 
freshman's expense. 





FRI., OCT. 14, l$77 

Peter Steinbrueck '79 readies BOPO for another year. 

BOPO to canvass faculty 

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acceptance of the organization. 
"The organization would have 
been worthless unless we built up 
credibility. The most visible thing 


against five-point 

Core members 

According to Steinbrueck, "the 

we did was to switch to computer organization is made up of about 

operations. Everything goes ten serious people who have been 

through the computer now. here for two years." Aside from 

Computers inherently have these core members are a group of 

connotations of absolute accuracy, flexible people who want to be 

Also aiding our credibility is the involved, but not submerged, 

fact thai no other campus activity They usually conduct phone in- 

has our contact with the students, terviews and help with 

150 different students are sur~ questionnaire planning, 
veyed on each poll." 

While Steinbrueck thinks that it Successor named 

is good to have an organization "to Steinbrueck, whose name is 

assess the opinions and synonymous with BOPO, is 

[•references of Bowdoin students planning on gradually phasing 

and faculty," he also believes that himself out of the organization. He 

"BOPO should provide a service." has selected Alan Schroeder 79 as 

Last year. Dean Early requested a his heir apparent. Schroeder will 

poll be done to plumh student become director second semester, 

opinion on James Bowdoin Day Other key figures include Joel 

and summer school possibilities. Lafleur 79. who is in charge of 

The Recording Committee also computer operations, and Dave 

requested BOPO's assistance and DeBoer '80, who is assumed to he 

found that there was a solid Sehroeder's successor. 

(Act of August 12, 1970: Section 3685, Title 38, United States Code) 

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2 Title of Publication: The Bowdoin 

3 Frequency of Issue: Weekly during 
college session, ( approximately 22 is- 
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tion: Banister Hall. Bowdoin College, 
Brunswick, Maine 04011 

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general business office of the publishers: 
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editor, and managing editor: Publisher 
Bowdoin Publishing Company. 
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editor: Dennis B O'Brien. S.C. Box 166, 
Bowdoin College. Brunswick, Maine. 

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and also immediately thereunder the 
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well as that of each individual must be 
given): The Bowdoin Publishing Com- 

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1 1. Extent and Nature of Circulation 

pany, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 

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Rose denies cat experiments 


Reports of brain research on live 
cats are "absolutely incorrect," 
according to Guenter Rose, 
Assistant Professor of 
Psychology. Rumors on campus 
about the research apparently 
began when an advertisement was 
placed in the Bowdoin Thymes last 
Friday, offering cash for cats or 
kittens turned in to the 
Psychology Department. 

No cat cage 

Rose claims that the facilities for 
research on cats are not available 
at Bowdoin. "We don't even have a 
cat cage." he pointed out. Some 
psychology majors do, however, 
participate in experiments with 
rats as part of an independent 
study in psychobiology. 

No one knows who placed the 
advertisement in the Thymes last 
week; only an anonymous note and 
a dollar were left at the Moulton 
Union Information Desk for 
editors Keith Engel 78 and Chris 
Lowry 79. Rose thinks an animal 
lover might have been behind the 
prank. "Once you get into animal 
research people get emotional," he 
said. Rose responded to the fake 
ad with a message of his own in the 
Monday edition of the Thymes, 
pointing to his department's 
absence from the field of cat 

Long experience 

Rose pointed to his long years of 
experience in the field of animal 

research and support of groups 
who oversee such work. "I'm very 
supportive of people who want 
strict controls," he said. Rose has 
had ten years of experience in 
pure research. 

Any experimentation done by 
the three students who are taking 
advanced psychobiology as an 
independent study will be done 
with rats, under Rose's direct 
supervision. However, the exact 
experiments to be conducted have 
not been planned. "I haven't 
thought about that yet," com- 
mented Rose. The experiments 
will begin with simple monitoring 
of brain waves with electrodes, 
but may later include direct 
probing of the brain cells of the 

Not frivolous 
The experiments to be con- 
ducted by the Bowdoin students 
will not be "frivolous research" 
according to Rose. He sees animal 
research as doing a service for 
society but. he says, "You have to 
be very careful." 

Rose worries about the moral 
questions involved in vivesection, 
even with rats. "They say 'we 
want you to save infants, but don't 
research with animals'." He feels 
that the monitoring of all ex- 
perimentation with live animals on 
a national level is an appropriate 
solution to the problem. 

Students taking Rose's in- 
dependent study are pleased with 

the work they have had the op- 
portunity to complete. "This offers 
a tremendous variety of 
possibilities," stated Ben Russell 
78. None of the participants in the 
independent study will have the 
opportunity to make any incisions 
on animals though. "I will not 
allow students to do surgery on 
cats," said Rose. 

Rose brought the new psycho- 
biology lab from California when 
he came to Bowdoin last year. The 
equipment was purchased with a 
federal grant. Renovation is 
continuing in Banister Hall to 
allow for the EEC rooms, surgical 
suite and other equipment. 

When the labs are completed, 
Rose hopes to have an open house 
to show off his equipment to the 
College community. No firm date 
has been set for the completion, 
but he hopes it will be in "about a 

The majority of the work this 
year will involve recording brain 
waves from the surface of the 
heads of rats. Some human ex- 
periments will also be performed. 

Rose is baffled by the con 
troversy and rumors that have 
surrounded his work. Beyond 
federal standards. Rose has a set 
of "my own guidelines." he says. 
There is no mystery to the work in 
the psychobiology lab, only an 
effort to "broaden the scope of the 
Psychology Department." he 

Computer operation to aid fire prevention, 
tighten security, and reduce expenditures 


A complex communications and 
automated computer center, 
designed to aid in fire prevention 
and security while saving the 
College money on heating and 
electrical expenses, is being in- 
stalled under the supervision of 
the Physical Plant. 

Two components 

The system, located in Rhodes 
Hall, is actuajly made up of two 
interlocking components. The first 
is one of Johnson Control's JC/80 
computer which is able to monitor 
the status of every building on 
campus. The second component is 
a communications control center, 
which handles all security and 
physical plant communications. 

The JC/80 is presently 
monitoring only a small portion of 
the buildings on campus, but when 
it is fully operable it will be able to 
keep track of fire alarms, turn on 
and off fans and lights, tell when 
heat is being lost through an open 
dorm door and eventually may 
even monitor scientific ex- 
periments overnight, when lab 
assistants are not present. 

According to Director of 
Physical Plant, David Edwards, 
the JC/80 is a tremendously 
worthwhile system. In the past, if 
a fire broke out on campus the 
Brunswick Fire Department 
would not know where on campus 
the fire was. This new Computer, 
through a print-out terminal at the 
BFD, would not only tell them in 
which building the fire was, but 
also which section of the building 
the alarm came from. 

Monitors electricity 
The JC/80 also monitors the 
amount of electricity used across 
campus. If usage begins to ap- 
proach a maximum limit, the 
computer will shut down less 
important electrical systems. A 

list of systems and their priority is 
programmed into the computer by 
the Physical Plant. 

Eventually the computer will be 
programmed to monitor the 
temperature in each building. This 
will allow heating to be cut back 
when dorms become too warm or 
heating increased when they 
become too cold. 

Another facet of the JC/80 is 
the monitoring of the status of 
each door across campus. The 
computer can tell if the door is 
supposed to be locked and whether 
it has been left open for more than 
thirty seconds. Edwards explained 
that not only was this a security 
measure, but it would cut down on 
heat loss during the colder 

24 hours a day 

The computer is manned twenty 
four hours a day. seven days a 
week. At present only about 
twenty-five percent of its capacity 
is being used. Roughly fourteen 
people will be trained to use the 
computer, with various levels of 
security clearance. A set of 
passwords are used by the 
machine to prevent it from being 
tampered with. 

Located in the same room as the 
computer is the communications 
center. Edwards explained that 
this allows security and physical 
plant to readily use the in- 
formation collected by the com- 

Within the communications 
system is a monitor for the 
Brunswick Police and Fire 
Departments, a paging system for 
locating the heads of security and 
physical plant, a security com- 
munications system with direct 
contact with each officer, and a 
Citizen's Band radio to contact 
those members of security who 
have CB's in their own vehicles. 

Instant dispatch 
This system allows the operator 
to dispatch a security officer to an 
emergency instantaneously, and 
keep in direct contact with the 
BPD and BFD. 

Another recent addition is an 
emergency Security telephone 
number. This number (Ext. 500) 
gives a student direct contact with 
the security dispatcher and takes 
precedence oyer all other com- 
munications. Edwards stressed 
that this extension is to be used 
only in distress when help is 
needed immediately. Ext. 3146, 
the regular security number, is to 
be used in less important matters, 
such as being locked out of a room, 
and Ext 311 is to be used for 
Physical Plant problems such as 

rr — ; n 

Coming concert 

The featured speaker at the 
fall meeting of the New 
England Chapter of the Music 
Library Association to be held 
at the Senior Center, Saturday, 
October 15th, will be Mr. 
James B. Vassar, senior 
examiner, Copyright Office, 
Library of Congress, 
Washington, D.C. Interested 
members of the college com- 
munity are invited to hear him 
speak at 1:30 in the Daggett 
Lounge. He will discuss the 
new law which will go into 
effect on January 1, 1978, with 
particular emphasis on its 
relation to music. 

At 1:00 the Department of 
Music will present a short 
concert on some of the early 4 
instruments which were gifts to * 
the College. 

FRJL, OCT. 14, 1977 



JBS Da y 

Advisees meet with their advisors 


Student and faculty reactions to 
the James Bowdoin Day freshmen 
conferences ranged from extreme 
enthusiasm to abject apathy. On 
the whole, the attitude of the 
students surveyed was 
lackadaisical toward the meetings, 
while faculty opinions were more 

The idea of having scheduled 
conferences came out of a concern 
that students and advisors were 
not seeing enough oT each other. 
With the elimination of 
distribution requirements, the 
need for guidance in student 
course selection became greater. 
Since James Bowdoin Day was 
already "disrupted" by JBS ac- 
tivities, it was decided to call off 
classes altogether and have ad- 
visors devote time to their ad- 

Bad Scheduling 

The conferences should not have 
been scheduled for James Bowdoin 
Day just before Parents Weekend, 
some advisors felt. "On the whole 
people didn't show," said Beverly 
Greenspan, commenting on the 
fact that she saw none of her five 
freshman advisees. Only one out of 
Associate Professor of Physics 
William Hughes' five freshman 

advisees appeared after he sent 
invitations to all. Hughes also 
expressed doubt as to the point of 
setting up a time for conferences if 
no one showed up. 

Art Museum Curatorial Intern 
Laura Rosen alleviated the 
problem by telling her advisees 
not to come on JBS day at all and 
saw them beforehand. "It's a 
holiday, why should you want to 
talk to your advisor?" she com- 
mented, at the same time em- 
phasizing the need for scheduled 
sessions. Professor David 
Bradshaw of the English 
Department felt the sessions 
reminded faculty to keep in touch 
with their advisees but also felt 
the long weekend an inappropriate 

To History Professor William 
Whiteside it made little difference 
whether there was time set aside, 
since he was keeping in touch with 
his advisees anyway, and planned 
a meeting because he had been 
told to. 

Lukewarm Attitude 

The general attitude of the 
freshmen surveyed that attended 
meetings was that the conferences 
were unnecessary, that there was 
little to talk about, or that they 
had been seeing their advisors 
already. Some students were 


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either busy with their parents or 
vacationed for the weekend, and of 
those who were on campus many 
either forgot or just didn't go to 
their meetings. 

Many faculty members had 
indeed been seeing their advisees 
enough to make special meetings 
unnecessary. Both Mrs. Rosen and 
Assistant Professor of Art Larry 
Lutchmansingh try to have meals 
with their advisees at least twice a 
semester. Lutchmansingh feels 
seeing them socially makes for a 
much better relationship. Brad- 
shaw and Rosen, among others, 
also try to keep in touch with their 

Faculty enthusiastic 

There was definite positive 
feeling among other members of 
the faculty about having the 
meetings. Many advisors, such as 
Classics Professor John Ambrose, 
had coffee or other refreshments 
with their students and discussed 
problems as a group. Ambrose 
said none of his students failed to 
attend because of Parents Day, 
nor did Instructor of Sociology 
Elwood Carlson when he took his 
four advisees to lunch at the 
Lincoln Union. Carlson felt it 
important to have a day set aside 
when students and faculty could 
confer. Professor of Religion 
William Geoghegan expressed 
similar sentiments, saying people 
needed a break anyway so why not 
have the sessions on a free day. 
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On the corner of Lincoln and Union Streets, 
one block off Maine St. in downtown Brunswick 

Bookstore owner Clare Howell lives a bibliophile's dream in her 
second floor bookstore on Maine Street. Customers browse 
through the out-of-print classics that line her shelves. Orient/ 

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sells an array of old tomes 


"bibliophile/ n. a lover of books." 

Upstairs at 136 Maine Street in 
Brunswick, Clare Howell is living 
a bibliophile's dream. There, amid 
shelves of books of every size, 
shape and subject, she ryns her 
book-business: a used-book store 
called "Old Books." 

"This is mainly a reading store," - 
Clare explains as she stacks a pile 
of novels by Maine writer Sarah 
Orne .lewett. "I have always read, 
and I came from a family that does 
a lot of reading. The more I got 
involved in the retail book 
business, I decided this was the 
kind of store I wanted." 

"Old Books" certainly is the kind 
of store that inspires the casual 
browser to pick up a favorite old 
book and settle down to read. The 
shelves stretch from floor to 
ceiling, and the quiet bookstore 
sounds contrast with the noise 
from Brunswick traffic below. 
Flute and recorders echo from the 
"Recorder Centre" music store 
down the hall. 

The store, which is situated just 
above and to the left of Macbeans, 
sits at the top of a rickety staircase 
and is a quiet haven for the fanatic- 
reader. Books are diverse - and 
on just one shelf, we saw The 
General Catalogue of Bowdoin 
College, 1794-1950; How to Live in 
the Country without Farming, by 
Milton Wend; and A Guide to 
English Country Houses. 

"I am not really into the fancy 
antiquarian books, although I do 
run across them occasionally," 
Clare said. "I am not dealing with 
paperbacks or textbooks, but just 
any book that's a good book." 

Clare frequents the many 
auctions and book sales on the 
coast of Maine to purchase her 
selection. She does not have too 
much space to fill, even though she 
has just moved into larger 
quarters in the same building at 
136 Maine Street. 

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new world" of books that are not 
usually on the shelves in retail 
bookstores. Some works are 
"O.F.," or Out-of-Prtnt, and may 
not be found in any stores other 
than used bookstores. 

"So many classics are not 
available in retail stores. Lots of 
classics aren't available in any 
version. It's interesting to see 
what happens to these lost 
authors," she said. 

"I have really been very busy, 
with a general cross-section of 
readers," she recalls. "This 
business of predicting vogues — 
what authors become popular 
suddenly - is fascinating. Take, 
for instance, Somerset Maugham. 
There seems to be more interest in 
him all the time. When he was 
bad, he was awful; but when he 
u s good, he was very insightful." 

Clare, who spent ten years 
working for a large book store in 
Washington, D.C., .has her 
favorite writers and says she is 
trying to give herself "just a little 
bit of time to read in the store." 
She faces the common problem of 
all bibliophiles: too many books 
and not enough time to read them. 

The "exile writers" of Paris and 
the writers of the first 50 years of 
the twentieth century earn the 
title of Clare's favorites. "I don't 
do at all well in the modern ex- 
perimental fiction," she admitted. 

Besides selling the books, Clare 
searches for them. With the aid of 
"want lists" and an index in the 
"Antiquarian Bookman's Weekly," 
she can track down the most 
obscure titles and subjects for 
other bibliophiles. "I like doing 
that," she said; "It's like giving 
people pleasure through finding 
their old friends." 

Right now Clare is trying to 
build up her collection of women 
writers and Maine writers, in 
addition to moving and getting 
settled in her new rooms. 
Although her store is totally 
"separate from Macbeans down- 
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every day except Thursday and 

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Executive Board moves 
on Town Meeting, finals 

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the newspaper. The first issue will 
come out on October 19, and 
subsequent issues will follow as 
they become ready. The Board 
agreed to accept The Sun's charter 
as it presently stands. 

Town Meeting 

The second item brought up was 
the Town Meeting. A committee 
was apointed to determine the 
best time and place to hold this 
year's first Town Meeting, open 
for all Bowdoin students to ex- 
press their opinions in front of the 
entire student body. All members 
agreed that factors such as exam 
dates have to be considered in 
order to bring a large turnout of 
students. The meeting will ten- 
tatively be held the week of 
November 15. To put an item on 
the agenda of the meeting, twenty 
people must sign a petition in 
support of the subject, then five 
board members must agree the 
topic warrants a position on the 

Self-scheduled Exams 
The idea of self-scheduled 
exams, proposed last year, is 
gaining popularity among 
students, according to Jamie 
Silverstein 78. The main ad- 
ministrative objection appears to 
be cheating. Terry Roberts said 
that the problem might be solved 
by a revision in the Bowdoin 
Honor code, which would make it 
mandatory for every student to 
turn in any other student whom he 
saw cheating. According to David 
Hooke, self-scheduled exams have 
been successfully in effect for 
some time at Smith College and 
Connecticut College, with little, if 
any, cheating problem. 

A committee was appointed to 
look into the matter and give a 
report next week with suggestions 
and comments. However, the final 
decision on self-scheduled exams 
will be made in the November 
faculty meeting. Members of the 
Board will lobby individually in 
each academic department for the 
^upport of the issue. 

Student representatives 

A communications committee 
from the Board was set up, a 
committee to establish good rap- 
port with the student represen- 
tatives to standing College 
committees "to better understand 
what's up with the committees." 
According to Peter Steinhrueck 
79, communication last year 
between the committees was poor. 
To become a representative one 
need only go to the sign up sheet 
at the Moulton Union desk. 
Candidates will be interviewed 
and chosen by the Board. More 
information will be posted. 

In other business, Terry 
Roberts '80. proposed that the 
funds allotted for the Student 
Assembly Board that were gained 
as College parking fines should be 
turned over to student 
organizations. "Last year." she 
said, "the excess money collected 
from parking violations was used 
to give a party for Dean Early at 
the end of the year. I feel that 
excess money should be turned 
over to a Blanket Tax fund to be 
dispersed to the student 
organizations." The amount of 
money collected could run from 
$300 to $800. "If the Student 
Assembly Board needs more 
money, they can reapply to the 
committee for funds." 

One student at the meeting 
brought up the fact that although 

"No Smoking" signs had been put 
up in many places on campus in 
accordance with a rule passed last 
year, ash trays were still present 
and people have been smoking. 
The problem is, the student said, 
especially bad in Daggett Lounge 
and on the sixteenth floor of the 
Senior Center. The Board said 
they would look into it. 

Vladimir Drozoff 79 said that, in 
January of 1978 Congress will 
begin reviewing funding of the 
Education Act and that probably 
some national educational 
programs will be cut. "I will meet 
with Mr. Moulton, Director of 
Financial Aid, to discuss various 
aspects of the cut and how these 
will affect student financial aid," 
he said. 

The next Student Assembly 
Board meeting will be held on 
Tuesday. October 18 at 9:00 p.m., 
in the Lancaster Lounge of the 
M.U. The meeting is open to all 

Rousseau to lecture next week 

Next week, Bowdoin will have 
the privilege of hosting a 
Renaissance man who specializes 
in eighteenth century literature. 
Professor George S. Rousseau of 
the University of California at Los 
Angeles, will bring his talents to 
another installment of the Stahl 
Lecture Series, to be given in the 
Daggett Lounge at 7:30 p.m. on 
October 17. 

Rousseau, a scholar who has 
produced nine books and hundreds 
of reviews and articles, is also one 
of the country's best concert 
pianists. He has performed with 
such orchestras as the New York 

Professor Rousseau, who has 
devoted much of his academic life 
to a study of the interrelationships 
of science and literature, is a 
native of New York City. A 
graduate of Amherst College, he 
received his M.A. and Ph.D. from 
Princeton University. 

Professor Rousseau, who taught 
at Harvard University for two 
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an answer, that I'd write about it in the ORIENT. 

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Travel agent commissions, however, are built into the air- 
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Even for the experienced traveler — as I know many of you at 
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Soccer extends streak 


Last week the women's soccer 
team extended their season's 
record to 5-1, defeating Waterville 
3-2 Wednesday, right on the tail of 
a 3-0 victory at Tufts oh Tuesday. 

Waterville proved to be one of 
the more aggressive teams the 
Bears have faced. Bowdoin began 
the scoring right off the first kick 
off, on a Patricia Rice tip in, 
assisted by Sarah Gates. Soon 
after, Jessica Birdsall slipped the 
second one in unassisted. 

Waterville capitalized on a 
penalty shot to make the score 2-1 
at the end of the first quarter. 

The next goal was not until the 
third quarter, when fullback 
Clooie Sherman lifted a shot up to 
Jessica Birdsall who outhustled 
the Waterville goalie for score 
number three. Waterville 
managed a second goal from a 
direct kick just outside the penalty 

Although the Polar Bears led 
throughout, play was often 
sporadic, particularly in the first 
half. Bowdoin was able to prevail 
in large part due to the steady 
defensive play of Nancy Norman 
and Margaret Park. 

The Tufts game was 
psychologically important to the 
Bears as an exhibition of their 
aptitude for college level soccer. 
They did this quite well, with 
twenty-nine shots on goal to Tuft's 

The actual scoring all took place 
quite early in the game. Nan 
Giancola started things moving 

with a shot that crossed towards 
the net, the goalie fumbled, and 
Jessica Birdsall tapped in. 

Minutes later Jessica took a 
throw in off the left side line, 
broqght it down field, and tucked 
it aw\r for the second goal. 

At the sixteen minute mark 
Lucy Crocker gave a beautiful 
dribbling display as she out- 
maneuvered at least three Tuft's 
players and boomed a shot past 
the goalie for the third tally. 

Tufts managed to generate 
some offense in the second half to 
give the Bowdoin defense a 
workout, but were unable to save 
themselves from being shut out 3- 

Carol Grant of the women's 
soccer team. Orient/Swan 


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Runners top 
UNH, Colby 


In its last three meets, the 
women's cross-country team, 
under Coach Lynn Ruddy, has 
continued to show tremendous 
improvement. Included in this 
stretch have been dual meet 
victories over Colby, 20-35, and 
New Hampshire, 22-34, plus a 
respectable showing in the 
Brandeis Invitational this past 

Placing first over-all against 
Colby was sophomore Evelyn 
Hewson with a time of 18 minutes, 
28 seconds on the muddy, rocky, 
and very rigorous three-mile 
course. Hewson's time was off the 
course record by a mere 43 

Showing immense improvement 
was freshman Connie Langer who 
finished third with a time of 19 
minutes, 20 seconds, only three 
seconds behind the second place 
Colby runner. Finishing fourth 
and fifth respectively were 
sophomore Sheila Turner and 
another freshman Beth Flanders. 

Out of the mud 

Ann Haworth, after picking 
herself out of a mud puddle, came 
back to take seventh while Ann 
Chapin finished eleventh. Ac- 
cording to Ruddy, both Haworth 
and Chapin improved their efforts 
considerably over their previous 
performances. In fact, all Bowdoin 
runners improved their times over 
the UM0, Bates meet. 

At Brandeis last Sunday 
Hewson was the top Bowdoin 
finisher placing 19th from among 
61 runners. Also competing for the 
Polar Bears were Turner, 25th, 
Flanders, 36th, and Haworth, 

New Hampshire was easily 
handled by Ruddy's crew as 
Hewson and Turner placed one- 
two. The next meet for the female 
har-iers is the NESCAC Cham- 
pionship at Amherst tomorrow. 

Shorts . . . 

(Cmifinuvd 1 1 <»m page S) 

a 76 in the qualifying competition 
at Hanover. New Hampshire last 
Friday. The Polar Bear golfers 
finished their regular fall schedule 
with a fine 5-1 record. 

The varsity sailing team lost a 
heart-breaker to University of 
New Hampshire last Saturday, 
coming in second out of nine teams 
competing for the Hewitt Trophy 
at Dartmouth. Sailing Inter-clubs 
in light and variable 5-12 knot 
winds, junior skippers Peter 
Follansbee and Steve Pollak. 
assisted by sophomore crew 
members Cindy Kingsford and 
Heather Paxson, came within an 
ace of their first win of the 
season. The second place finish was 
particularly disappointing because 
a win would have qualified the 
Polar Bears for a shot at the New 
England championships. 
Field Hockey 

Coach Sally LaPointe's field 
hockey team bowed to the 
University of Maine at Orono last 
Monday by a score of one to zero. 
The Polar Bears clearly outplayed 
and outshot the Black Bears but 
were simply unable to score. 
Goalie Iris Davis made but two 
saves the entire game while the 
UMO net-tender was forced to 
stop thirteen Bowdoin shots. 
Playing an outstanding game was 
junior Laura Scott at center link. 




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Balanced offense 

Football tops WPI, 34-16 

Sophomore Rip Kinkel follows Jay Pensavale and Tom Sciolla 
around right end during the second period of last Sunday's 
game against WPI. Kinkel is the leading Polar Bear rusher this 
year. Orient/Gould 

Rugby beats Maritime 

The season of the Bowdoin 
Rugby Football (Hub was formally 
opened October 1st with a 3*0 win 
over the Maine Maritime 

The Club this year, as has been 
true for the past three years, has a 
wealth of individual talent and 
thus the potential for a superb 
team. The first game was unusual 
in that substitutions were per- 
mitted at the half, and not only did 
the club replace most of the first 
half players, it also provided the 
complement of Maritime's team. 

The game was beset by 
penalties on both sides, which is 
quite understandable, for it was 
the first game a majority of the 
ruggers on both sides had played. 
The Bowdoin scrum played well 
together led by Cliff Mason and 
continually changed its personality 
from a group of herded sheep to a 
pack of rabid dogs and back again'. 

The backs played well for the 
most part, but they picked up 
more sideward and backward 
yardage than forward. In- 
dividually the backs all played 
exceedingly well with the two 
highlights being Neil Moses and 
Todd Buchanan. The game was 
won by Bowdoin in the middle of 
the second half with Jeff Gordon 
utilizing a penalty to kick a field 

The first game was a learning 
experience. Rugby is a team sport 

and by definition requires the 
members to play in conjunction 
with one another. It is also a 
spontaneous sport and it is only 
through a great deal of play that 
you learn how always to be 
spontaneous and at the same time 
an integral part of the team. 

Bowdoin is off to a good season. 
Our officers this year are Bob 
Terrill, President; Kurt Barnard. 
Vice-President; Neil Moses, 
Secretary; (Miff Mason, Treasurer 
and Eric Neilson, Faculty Advisor. 
Following tomorrow's home game 
against UMO the schedule is Colby 
lAway), October 19; Amherst 
(Away). November 5; and Colby 
(Home). November 12. 


Captain Train McCabe's 
prediction came true last Saturday 
when the Polar Bears easily 
defeated WPI 34-16, to the delight 
of hundreds of visiting parents. 
Bowdoin left little to the WPI 
imagination, scoring two touch- 
downs the first two times they 
came in contact with the pigskin. 

On the opening kickoff, Bowdoin 
resisted the WPI drive on four 
downs. Bowdoin took over on their 
own 41 and quickly marched 
downfield on runs by Tom Sciolla 
and some impressive scrambling 
by quarterback Jay Pensavalle. 
Though it was touchy as WPI hung 
tough inside their own ten, 
Pensavalle broke through on 
fourth down for the score. Alfie 
Himmelrich, a recent addition 
from the soccer team, added the 
extra point and Bowdoin was on 
the score board. 

But they weren't finished yet. 
Scarcely had the fans settled back 
into their seats when defensive 
back Mark Hoffman picked off an 
Engineer pass at midfield. The 
offense took over and Bowdoin 
was rolling again. Pensavalle 
lofted a pass downfield to split end 
Rich Newman good for 43 yards 
and the Bears were knocking on 
the door. They busted it down on a 
14 yard pass from Pensavalle to 
Bruce Bernier. Himmelrich. added 
his touch and Bowdoin led 14-0, 
still in the first quarter. 

The • teams traded possessions 
throughout much of the second 
quarter until Bowdoin, aided by a 
clutch interception by freshman 
Larry Lytton, put together yet 
another scoring drive. This time 
tailback Rip Kinkel, alternating 
runs with Pensavalle and Tom 
Sciolla, put the icing on the cake 
with a 3 yard touchdown ramble. 
Himmelrich added his third and 
Bowdoin entered the locker room 
with a comfortable 21-0 lead. 

Worcester could not be kept 
down indefinitely, however. The 
Engineers finally showed they 
could generate some offense as 
they put together a 63-yard 
scoring drive, highlighted by a 40- 
yard pass from QB Tom McBride 
to Paul Fearnside. They went over 
the top, literally, on a 1-yard 
fourth down drive by halfback 
Mike Robinson, and after the 
extra point went up, trailed 21-7. 

Freshman Peter Cooper quickly 
showed the Engineers that the 
Bears. had come intent on victory. 
He sparked a 68-yard drive on the 
very next series and scored the 
first and far from the last touch- 
down of his Bowdoin career on a 3- 
yard run around right end. 
Himmelrich's kick failed, but 
Bowdoin was nonetheless in total 
command, 27-7. 

WPI retaliated quickly, 
capitalizing on a bad snap that* 
sailed out of the end zone for a 
safety. They then converted 

Booters bow to Tufts, tie Bates 


The major league adage which 
preaches the necessity of gaining a 
split on the road does not pertain 
to college soccer: in order for a 
team to be successful, it must play 
considerably above the .500 mark. 
By losing two to one to Tufts and 
tying Bates at one apiece the 
Varsity soccer team's road record 
fell to 1-1-2, and its overall record 
to 3- 1-2. 

More disconcerting was the fact 
that the offense, with the ex- 
ception of a four goal outburst 
against Colby* has not scored 
consistently, and overall is 

Bowdoin sports this week 

averaging well under two goals a 
game. Despite the loss and the tie, 
however, the defense continued to 
shine, and the play of tricaptain 
Matty Caras was superlative 
throughout the week. 

On Friday, the Polar Bears 
came out aggressively against an 
undefeated Tufts team. They 
outplayed the Jumbos early in the 
game, until Majid Mahrez netted 
his first of two goals for the op- 
position. At that point, Bowdoin 
seemed to let up, and Tufts 4ook 
the play. 

Once again Bowdoin took the 
initiative at the start of the second 
half, but was unable to convert 
any of its shots. Mahrez's second 

goal stemmed the tide, and 

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New Englands 

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Matty Carras in action against 
Bates last Wednesday. 


Bowdoin was on the defensive. But 
the Bears did not give up. After 
having a goal called back on an 
offsides call, freshman Mike 
Collins converted an indirect kick 
on a pass from Eddie Quinlan to 
get Bowdoin back into the game. 
The comeback, which ended in a 
goal mouth flurry in the final 
seconds, came up short, ending 
the Polar Bear unbeaten streak. 

"They wanted it more than we 
did," commented tricaptain Ben 
Sax. "I could sense before we went 
out there that we weren't ready. I 
hope this serves as a spark to get 
the team playing the way it 

But the loss did not trigger a 
Bowdoin outburst as the team had 
to settle for a tie at Bates on 
Wednesday. Bates had a slight 
advantage in play in the first half, 
and led 1-0. 

Bowdoin dominated the second 
half keeping the ball on the of- 
fensive zone most of the time, but 
they were unable to take any good 
shots at the Bates goal. The of- 
fense finally flickered to life with 
five minutes left in the game when 
Steve Clark hit Eddie Quinlan 
with a perfect pass, and Quinlan 
drilled it by the goaltender. They 
could not score in either of the ten 
minute overtime periods however, 
and had to settle for the tie. The 
defense, which has yielded less 
than a goal a game, was once again 

Bowdoin's subsequent free kick 
into another tally, this time on a 
40-yard bomb from QB Art 
Hughes to tight end Brian Mc- 
Carthy. Bowdoin's lead was 
narrowed to 27-16, with 12:51 left, 
time enough for trouble to 

But Peter Cooper hadn't 
finished. He powered the Bears 
downfield on yet another drive and 
scored his second TI) of the game 
on a 10-yard pitchout around left 
end. Himmelrich made it 4 for 5 
with the extra point and Bowdoin 
sealed its Parents' Day conquest, 

Bowdoin, now 1-2, will travel to 
Williamstown tomorrow to meet 
the formidable Ephman. Williams, 
however, trounced Trinity last 
week, 28-3, an indication that 
Bowdoin will indeed have its hands 
full. A win tomorrow would be a 
psychological blockbuster for the 
Bears, and might well pave the 
way to a successful season. 

4 » 

Rich Newman heads towards 
the WPI goal. Orient/Gould 


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Men's X-Country 

The varsity men's cross country 
squad, which has a 3-4 record, will 
compete in the NESCAC cham- 
pionships at Amherst at noon this 
Saturday. The Polar Bears 
finished third in a three-way meet 
at Boston last Saturday. Scores of 
the triangular contest: Brandeis 
38, Boston I J. 40, Bowdoin 49. 
Senior Bruce Freme finished 
second in the three-way meet with 
his best time ever 24 minutes, 59 
seconds for the five-mile Franklin 
Park course. Other Polar Bear 
finishers were freshmen Doug 
Ingersoll. sixth: Tom Mitchell, 
ninth: Greg Kerr, fourteenth; and 
Dave Milne, eighteenth. 

Paul Young has qualified to play 
in the ECAC fall golf tournament 
at Colgate this weekend. The 
cutoff was 77 and Young turned in 

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Gilmore says 
College housing 
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The problem of housing 
students on the Bowdoin College 
campus, a perennial question, 
"isn't going well this year," ac- 
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Assistant Dean of Students. 

This year, the problem seems to 
be worse than usual, because of an 
increase in the size of the student 
body, a drop in the number of 
students living off campus, and a 
drop in numbers living in 

The College is at its breaking 
point; no more can be enrolled. 
"We have reached a ceiling at our 
present enrollment of 1473," said 
Gilmore. Because of the large 
number of juniors who are 
studying away this year, the 
College was forced to increase the 
student body with exchange and 
special students. Because most 
participants in the Twelve College 
Exchange live on campus, the 
already-pressed housing resources 
are stretched even farther. 

A relatively small number of 
students chose to live off campus 
this year. Only 194 live in apart- 
ments and houses not owned by 

(Continued on page H) 

Tried and true watering holes for the under-twenty set, the "Ruffled Grouse" (left) and the 
"Bowdoin Steak House" will be out of bounds for rookie drinkers after the new state liquor law 
goes into effect next week. The statute will prohibit the consumption of potables to half the 
students. Orient/Yong and Thorndike 


New state liquor statute descends 


Legal drinking days in Maine 
will soon be over for persons 
eighteen and nineteen years of 
age. Three months ago the Maine 
legislature passed an act to 
prohibit persons under twenty 
years from drinking alcoholic 

Whittier roof hangs tough 


The roof covering the Hubbard 
Grandstand at Whittier Field was 
saved from demolition and 
repaired this summer, according 
to Wolcott A. Hokanson Jr., Vice 
President of Administration and 
Finance. The Governing Boards 
suggested last year that the roof 
be removed, but it was discovered 
this summer that it would be more 
economical to renovate the 
seventy year old structure. 

The decision not only served 
economic purposes, explained 

Hokanson^ but it also pleased 
many members of the College 
community who wanted to see the 
picturesque structure remain. The 
roof is one of a kind in New 

An "in house" administrative 
estimate was used by the 
Governing Boards to make their 
decision for removal last year. It 
was discovered this summer that 
that estimate was substantially 
under the actual costs to carry out 
the task. New estimates by 

(Continued on page 9) 

Contrary to general rumor, the roof on the Whittier Field 
Grandstand is staying right where it is, especially if the pigeons 
have anything to say about it. Orient/ Eveleth 

beverages. The ruling becomes 
law on October 24. 


The statewide group opposing 
the ruling, "Citizens for a 
Reasonable Alternative," has 
failed in its attempt to produce 
forty thousand signatures before 
October 24 from certified Maine 
voters protesting the law. A 
successful petition would have 
postponed the- action #f the law 
until a referendum could have 
been taken at the next general 
election. "If one percent 'of all 
college students in Maine had 
collected one signature apiece per 
day, the petition would-: have 
passed," said Peter Br an n, a 1977 
graduate of Bates College and 
coordinator of the statewide 
opposition group. He added that 
Bowdoin College appeared 
apathetic in its participation 
against the ruling. 

In comparison, Bates College 
circulated petitions every 
weekend for five weeks and the 
University of Maine at Orono 
collected eight thousand 
signatures. Although the first 
petition failed, a second petition is 
still being circulated. The law will 
still go into effect in the end of 
October, but the second petition 
requests a referendum which 
could repeal the law at the next 
general election. "We will 
definitely go ahead- wjth_ • the 


A look at Bowdoln's fund- 
raising practices 
pages 6-7 

You say you want a revolu- 
tion page 2 

William Cohen's drive for 
the Senate page 2 

Previewing SUC's Arlo 
Guthrie concert - page 8 
Fraternities respond 

P^r» 4, 

second petition and we expect it to 
go through," Brann said. The 
second petition must be completed 
by February. 

Out of high schools 
According to Robert Tilson, who 
controls licensing in the Maine 
(Continued mi page 8) 

CEP Committee 
debates majors, 
new committees 


Monday's Curriculum and 
Educational Policy Committee 
meeting saw the discussion of 
some old issues and decisions on 
new ones. Among the ongoing 
issues were those of an in- 
terdepartmental major program, a 
reorganization of the CEP, and 
that of a "Super-Committee" to 
advise the Dean of the Faculty. 
The CEP also discussed a 
recommendation by the En- 
vironmental Studies program. 

The CEP has been discussing 
the feasibility of an individualized, 
interdepartmental major program 
ever since the idea was brought up 
by President Howell in his Con- 
vocation speech. Students in the 
program might create their own 
majors by picking different 
courses from different depart- 
ments. The student's own 
initiative would be the guiding 
force in constructing his major. 

After only a few meetings of 
discussion, the committee is 
"nowhere near presenting 
anything to the faculty," according 
to committee member Cynthia 
McFadden. However Dean of the 
College Paul Nyhus termed the 

(Continued on page 8) 

BABE sponsors musical 


Bowdoin And Bancroft Ex- 
change (BABE 78) will be kicking 
off its second year with a fund-" 
raising campaign sponsoring" the 
renowned Hyde School Com- 
munity of Bath production of 
"America's Spirit." 

The production, scheduled for 
Friday, November 4th at 8:00 p.m. 
in the Pickard Theatre, has played 
to audiences throughout the east 
from Maine to Broadway to 
Washington, D.C.'s John F. 
Kennedy Center for the Per- 

forming Arts. 


The purpose of the fund-raising 
project is to raise money to pay for 
transportation to Bancroft from 
Bowdoin and back. The tran- 
sportation used last year is in need 
of repair and it is not known 
whether that vehicle will be 
repaired or a mini-bus bought. 

BABE is now in its second week 
of a six week project of sending 
students to the Bancroft school at 
Owl's Head. 

(Continued on page 8) 

BABE (Bowdoin and Bancroft Exchange) is sponsoring a gala 
musical and dramatic revue entitled "America's Spirit" to raise 
funds for the program. BABE. 



FRI., OCT. 21, 1977 


Cohen '62 fights for seat in Senate 

Republican Bill Cohen of the Class of 1962 is running for the seat 
currently held by Democratic United States Senator Hathaway. 
If Cohen wins, he won't be the only one who will profit. 


Two Bowdoin alumni, both class 
of '62, one a political strategist and 
the other a U.S. Representative, 
may prove to be the winning 
combination in the upcoming race 
for David Hathaway 's U.S. Senate 
seat. They are Professor Christian 
Potholm of the Bowdoin College 
Government and Legal Studies 
Department, and Rep. William 
Cohen of Maine's Second District. 

Ten years after they graduated 
from Bowdoin in the class of '62, 
Potholm and Cohen paired up, 
with Cohen the candidate. Cohen 
won the Congressional seat with 
Potholm as his campaign manager. 
Four years later Cohen has a good 
chance to win a Senate seat, and 
Potholm is, according to Mr. Tony 
Paine, Executive Director of the 
Maine State Republican Com- 
mittee, "one of the best political 
strategists in the state of Maine." 
It is in this capacity that he will 
work with Cohen. 

Their strategy is aimed at 
Maine's independent voters, who 
comprise roughly one third of the 
registered voters. One third is 
Democratic and Hathaway 's. The 
other third is Republican and 
Cohen's. To get that middle third 
Cohen must avoid being identified 
as a strict Republican, and part of 
the over-all strategy involves 
keeping the Cohen campaign 
recognizably separate from the 
state Republican organization. 

Cohen's Administrative 
Assistant, Tom Doffron, denied 
this in a telephone interview and 
noted several examples of 
organized Republican in- 
volvement. But Cohen has always 
had a separate organization, and 
his idependent stance has great 
appeal among uncommitted 
voters. Potholm noted that "If he's 
identified too closely with the 
Republicans he won't get the 
independent vote." So Cohen will 
use the Republican organization 

Sixties return with nukes and gold coins 


M-day, Oct. 15, a movement 
intended by its organizers and 
supporters to show the Nixon 
Administration that large and 
growing numbers of Americans 
want out of the Vietnam war as 
fast as posible. 

Across the nation, M-day ob- 
servances are aimed at suspending 
business-as-usual in order to allow 
protest, debate and thought about 
the war .... In Brunswick, Me. 
1,000 candles were to be left 
turning atop the Senior Center, 
the tallest building in Northern 
Sew England. 

17 October 1969 

You say you want a revolution ... 


Student protest - the term 
evokes memory of marches on 
Washington, student strikes, and 
<ent State. But the Vietnam War 
was not the only reason college 
students have seen fit to protest. 
At Bowdoin College, student 
)rotest was once part of the 
jusiness-as -usual. After a long 
absence, is a political conscience 

A flicker of concern for social 
issues seems to be returning to 
Bowdoin. This year a group of 
students is mobilizing to fight 
nuclear power, the South African 
government, and promote con- 
servation. It is the first significant 
political gathering of students at 
the College since the anti-war 
protests of the early seventies. 
Ad hoc 

Although the organization of the 
group was formed on an "ad hoc" 
basis, according to one student 
concerned with the spread of 
nuclear power, the driving force 
seems to be Todd Buchanan, a 
sophomore exchange student from 
Amherst. The major thrust of 
student action seems to be 
motivated by the talk of Sam 
Love joy, who spoke here last 
week about the evils of nuclear 

Sunday night, a group of ap- 
proximately 20 students gathered 
in the Lancaster Lounge of the 
Moulton Union to discuss action 
that could be taken by Bowdoin 
students to cut the spread of 
nuclear power in the United 
States. Two members of the 
Bowdoin staff, David Edwards, 
^Director of the Physical Plant, and 

David Barbour, Manager of Plant 
Engineering, were invited by 
Buchanan to add their expertise to 
the meeting. 

In the darkened room, to "save 
energy," Buchanan began to lead a 
discussion about how nuclear 
power affected his pet project — 
conservation. Steve James 78 
disagreed with Buchanan's 
assessment of the situation. 
"Conservation won't stop nuclear 
power. We're dealing with a very 
complex problem. If we reduce our 
demands for electricity, they'll 
just raise the rates," he argued. 

At the suggestion of Edwards, 
the brief revolution against 
nuclear power ended. "I'm not 
quite sure I know what your 
purpose is," he said, "Is it to stop 
nuclear power, or save dollars for 
Bowdoin College?" To the 
disappointment of many of those 
assembled, the talk turned to 
methods of conservation for the 


After the anti-nuke devotees 
left, several proposals were made 
to save energy at Bowdoin. Two 
members of the group agreed to 
talk to administrators about 
lowering the temperature in 
dorms. Others signed up to put up 
stickers by light switches that said 
"STOP! How much light do you 
need?" Some of those who at- 
tended the meeting expressed 
displeasure with the 

disorganization of the meeting, 
but were happy that the problem 
was at least being tackled. 

The anti-nuclear forces were 
shot down one last time by Ed- 
wards before they left. "There's a 
funny thing about conservation," 
he commented, "We have reduced 
our water consumption so much 
that the Town of Brunswick felt it 
had to- raise _ its rates." 

Buchanan also is spearheading a 
movement to harass the South 
African government's sale of 
Krugerrands in the United 
States. The Krulgerrand is a solid 
gold coin that the South Africans 
are selling to generate foreign 

So far, the South Africans have 
sold approximately $150,000 of the 
gold coins, which indirectly 
support , the government's 
apartheid politics. Buchanan has 
distributed posters suggesting 
that Bowdoin students call South 
Africa's toll free phone number to 
disrupt the sale of the 

No effort has been made to 
determine the effect of the phone 
disruption effort. 

Five Points 

Bowdoin's most recent campus 
disruption occurred last winter, 
when the faculty voted to change 
the College's four-point grading 
system to a more traditional A, B, 
C, D, F system. The change was 

"Strike!" was the operative word at Bowdoin in May, 1970. Stu- 
dents caused a shutdown of classroom activities to protest the 
escalating war in Vietnam. 

made at the beginning of the first 
semester reading period which 
some students interpreted as a 
move to sneak the change past the 

More than 150 students at- 
tended an emergency meeting of 
the Selectmen and voted to hold a 
demonstration outside 
Hawthorne-Longfellow Hall to 
protest the faculty's move. Ap- 
proximately 200 students ap- 
peared the next morning to 
participate in the peaceful protest. 
The protest came five years, to the 
day, after a similar demonstration 
held to protest the same switch in 
the grading system. Both 
demonstrations were successful. 

When student protest is 
mentioned, the first reaction is to 
remember the peace protests of 
the late sixties and early seven- 
ties. Bowdoin was not to be left 
out of the anti-war movement. 

May 5, 1970 students and 
faculty members voted to hold a 
general strike against the College. 
By a vote of 747 to 202 the 
assembly agreed that: 
"We, the members of the Bowdoin 
College community, vote to strike 
in accord with the growing 
national movement. We call for 
immediate cessation of all 
American military activity in 
Southeast Asia and for a reaf- 
firmation by our government of 
the freedoms enunciated in the 
Declaration of Independence, the 
Constitution, the Bill of Rights, 
and the Salute to the American 

We pledge constructive activity 
during the strike. We will review 
this decision in light of the 
response of the Bowdoin Ad- 
ministration and the Federal 
Government to our points." 

More than 30 students also 
traveled to Washington to take 
part in a march on the Nixon 
White House. 

Political activism on campus 
seemed to be a way of life in the 
sixties. There were active 
branches of the Students for a 
Democratic Society (SDS), Young 
Democrats, Young Republicans. 
Young Americans for Freedom 
(YAF), and the Political Forum. 
Only the Political Forum survives. 

A sampling of the Orient of the 
late sixties shows an unusual slant 
in favor of political activity. "FBI 

(Continued on page 10) 

but not depend on it and he will 
remain the Republican that 

anyone anyone can vote for. It is a 
strategy used successfully in three 
Congressional campaigns and it is 
beginning to show signs of 
working again. Georgette Berube, 
Democratic State Representative 
for Lewiston, recently came out in 
support of Cohen. Soon af- 
terwards, her own coqpty 
Democratic Committee tossed her 
out of the party. 

Cohen's strength is in his appeal 
to a«broad cross section of Maine 
voters. He is popular among young 
voters because of his emphasis on 
what Potholm called a "non- 
partisan ideology," his youth, his 
performance in the Watergate 
hearings, and their conception of 
him as a man dedicated to issues 
and not party politics. He has 
support among the French- 
Canadians of the heavily- 
populated St. John's Valley 
because of his support of bilingual 
education. Because of his push for 
better patient care and easier 
access to the relevant 
bureaucracies, the elderly will 
help him combat the support 
Hathaway has among that group. 
Hathaway 's fight for maintenance 
of the cost of living increases for 
pensioners as a member of the 
Senate Military Affairs Committee 
makes him popular with the 
elderly, too. 

There is the spectre of another 
alumnus hanging over the cam- 
paign. Should Governor James 
Longley decide to run for 
Hathaway 's seat, "All hell would 
break loose," according to Tony 
Paine. Longley and Cohen would 
be pursuing many of the same 

Potholm sees a Longley can- 
didacy as unlikely, even though 
Longley has not committed 
himself, and has not publicly 
supported Cohen. Tom Doffron 
insisted that Cohen does not even 
think about the possibility of 
having to run against Longley. 
Mr. Peter Lowe, of Longley's 
press office, maintains that 
Longley has been so busy that he 
hasn't thought about it either. 

Apparently the Democrats 
have. Mr. William Elms, Chair- 
man of the Cumberland County 
Democratic Party, said that a 
Longley candidacy would help 
Hathaway "a good deal." His 
party, he said, has received 
contradictory signals about the 

"He is a man of courage and 
integrity," said Potholm when 
asked why he was working for 
Cohen. Such advice has its 
rewards for Potholm. For him, it is 
a meaningful and powerful level of 
political involvement, and a way of 
making money. "The only good 
advice is that for which you pay," 
he said. Though he will not be paid 
by Cohen until he works fulltime 
on the campaign next summer, he 
has worked as a paid political 
consultant in the past. For him it is 
another aspect of his discipline as a 
political scientist. 

Influential involvement and the 
pay as a consultant are the extent 
of the rewards he seeks. He would 
not accept, but has been offered, a 
Washington job with Cohen. 

If Bill Cohen defeats Sen. 
Hathaway in November 1978. two 
things seem almost certain. First, 
moderate independence from the 
two established parties will be 
confirmed as a possible bonus in 
Maine politics, and second, Chris 
Potholm's stock and influence as a 
political strategist will rise con- 

FRL, OCT. 21, 1977 



Bowdoin delegates simulate give and take 
of General Assembly at Model UN week 


Simulations are "in" this year. 
The latest one to hit the campus is 
four years old, but has reached 
new heights of popularity this fall. 
The organization is the model 
United Nations held annually An 
New York. It is so popular that 32 
students have signed up for the 
eight positions as delegates to the 

The final eight will be decided 
by interviews to be conducted 
after the October break. The 
interviewing will be handled by 
student organizers Bryan Cook '80 
and Sue Mendenhall '78. Ac- 
cording to Cook, "we will be 
questioning them mainly on their 
knowledge of current international 
events. We will also ask them, 
however, questions that they 
cannot answer correctly. It is very 
important for a delegate, if he is 
put orr the spot and knows little or 
nothing about the subject, to be 
able to bring in as much as he 
knows that even remotely relates 
to the question at hand. He has to 
sound like he knows what he's 
talking about." 

Helping Cook and Mendenhall 
with the decision is faculty advisor 
Alan Springer. Professor Springer 
is responsible for making the 

Town Meeting 
opens new year 

November 10th 

, , (The Executive Board) 

Would you like to call anywhere 
in the world, anytime of the day? 
Well, that could be a possibility if 
that suggestion were to become an 
article on the warrant of this 
year's Student Assembly Meeting. 

The Student Assembly Meeting, 
more commonly known as the 
Town Meeting, was started in 
1975 with the specific purpose of 
giving the student body a chance 
to voice their opinion (through a 
warrant which is made up of 
separate articles). In the past few 
years, many gripes have been 
placed on the warrant by student- 
initiated petitions. The past year 
saw an article passed before the 
Student Assembly which even- 
tually resulted in the reversal and 
closing of the question of con- 
troversial Five Point Grading 
System. _ 

If there is interest in seeing self- 
scheduled exams instituted this 
semester, private phones installed 
in the dormitories, an end to large 
classes which are the result of the 
freeze of the faculty size; or any 
other gripes that may affect you 
and the student body as a whole, 
then follow a few easy steps: get a 
petition at the MU desk, write 
your proposal and get 20 
signatures, and submit it to the 
Executive Board c/o the MU desk. 
(These kind souls will be willing to 
accept any suggestions within 

Once all this is accomplished, 
this very proposal will be on the 
warrant of the Student Assembly 
Meeting, being held on November 

According to an Executive 
Board member, "The Student 
Assembly Meeting is the main 
voice of the Student Body. 
Without it the faculty and the 
Governing Boards have no way of 
knowing and understanding the 
consensus of student opinion." 

criteria for the selections. It is up 
to him to decide how important 
factors like knowledge of U.N. 
rules are. Of the selection process, 
Springer commented, "It's too bad 
more can't go. Ideally, seniors 
should go because it's their last 
year. But you also want freshmen, 
sophomores, and juniors so you 
have people who know what 
they're talking about for future 

About 1,500 students from 
colleges all over the United States 
descend upon the Statler-Hilton 
Hotel every spring for the con- 
vention. Around November, each 
College requests certain countries 
that they would like to represent. 
The organizers then assign 
countries far enough in advance so 
that all can fully prepare. Since 
Bowdoin has had small 
delegations, they have been forced 
to select small countries such as 
Panama and Zambia. 

Fittingly, the convention starts 
at the actual U.N. building. There, 
the students hear speeches from 
Undersecretary General Brian 
Urquhart and the staff of the 
convention, Georgetown Law 
School students. The participants 
are then broken up into the 40-50 
committees that are actually 
meeting at the U.N. During the 
next week, they will meet in these 
committees about fifteen times for 
three hour sessions and negotiate 
the affairs of state. 

There is more to the convention, 
however, than speeches and 
diplomacy. At one point roughly 
mid-way through the convention, 
all the countries go to their 
country's embassy and talk to the 
real ambassadors. However, as 
Cook points out, "what you want is 
more than advice on a specific 
situation. What you really want is 
a feel for the country. Last year. 

Slow death 

we had Zambia and the am- 
bassador stressed the importance 
of the individual in the Zambian 

The hours of preparation have 
paid off. Besides the fun of par- 
ticipating, Bowdoin students have 
done extremely well. Last year, 
several students were awarded 
prizes for being the best in their 
particular committee. And the 
year before, as Panama, the 
Bowdoin delegation was declared 
one of the top two for a small 

Cook is planning on requesting 
Algeria for the upcoming con- 
vention. "The reason I want 
Algeria, is that it is a non-aligned 
third world country. Also, it's 
very radical. Besides, the third 
world is where it's happening — 
there's a big economic schism of 
the rich versus the poor." 

Despite Bowdoin's impressive 
past performances and obviously 
bright future in international 
relations simulation, their minimal 
funds have been cut even further. 
Last year, having a total budget of 
only $750, all students going to the 
convention had to pay $30 plus 
meal money for a week out of their 
own pockets. This year, they have 
been cut to $500, which means that 
all involved will have to pay $65 
plus meal money. 

The reason for the minimal 
funds is simple - Blanket Tax has 
'refused to fund them because, 
according to Cook, "they feel we 
are too small a group and that we 
are open to too few." Cook also 
pointed out that additional money 
would allow more students to 
participate and as a result, they 
could take larger, more 
prestigious countries. Because of 
Blanket Tax's refusal to fund 
them, the organization's sole 
source of income is prizes and 
awards donated by the alumni for 
work in international relations. 

Ex-professor Bohan's suit hibernates until spring. 

Complications hinder Bohan, 
court challenge by spring ? 


Proceedings in the case of 
Thomas Bohan vs. Bowdoin 
College have stagnated, according 
to Charles Harvey of Verrill and 
Dana, the College's law firm. 
Bohan, a former Physics professor 
who was denied tenure by the 
College, sued Bowdoin last winter 
on grounds of age discrimination. 

' Little action 

Since Bohan filed the suit, little 
has happened. According to Peter 
Webster, another attorney in the 
firm, the main action has been the 
depositions which were recently 
completed. Depositions are in- 
terviews of prospective witnesses. 

Despite the noticeable lack of 
movement, Webster believes that 
the trial will take place "sometime 
in the spring. It depends on the 
court dockets; right now they're 

Rousseau mourns English Lit 


The study of English literature, 
according to Professor George 
Rousseau, is dying a slow and 
perhaps inevitable death. That, at 
least, is what he told a small 
gathering in the Daggett Lounge 
Monday night for the second in- 
stallment of this year's Stahl 
Lecture Series. 

Drastically declining 
enrollments in literature courses 
across the country indicate, ac- 
cording to Rousseau, that the 
discipline of English literature 
may perish before the end of the 
century, if the rate continues at its 
same rapid pace. 

Why? Rousseau catalogued 
various explanations for the 
atrophy of interest in the 
discipline. The changing times, 
neglectful English departments, 
unprepared students, sterile 
analysis of the material, have 
resulted, according to Professor 
Rousseau, in the weakening 
commitment and importance the 
community once gave to English 

Rousseau based his claim on a 
careful study of articles in 
educational journals that have 
discussed the problem. One school 
of thought, according to Rousseau, 
believes that English professors 
have abdicated their respon- 
sibilities of teaching grammar and 
writing. They allow those 
responsibilities to devolve upon 
the teachers in secondary school 
who themselves cannot cope ef- 

fectively with careful instruction, 
due to large numbers in their 

As a result, many students come 
to college ill-prepared to un- 
dertake the study of English and 
at the same time find the 
professors unwilling to deal with 
grammar, punctuation, and 

Others believe, Rousseau said, 
that there is nothing particularly 
disturbing in the dwindling of 
interest in English. Naming this 
outlook "Darwinian," Rousseau 
explained that the adherents of 
this view contend the best and 
fittest will always survive, in- 
suring a strong, if small cadre of 
dedicated literati. 

The other outlooks Rousseau 
described, however, were not as 
hopeful. The "Depression" school, 
according to Rousseau, lays the 
blame on the discipline itself. 
English literature {ails to in- 
tegrate itself with the needs of the 
community. It has become isolated 
and consequently has not ad- 
dressed itself with the broader 
concerns of communication and 
expression in a world of troubled 
economics and politics. 

English literature has lived such 
a solitary existence, claimed 
Rousseau, that it must now prove 
its worth to society if it is to 
survive at all. The discipline must 
show the value of clear expression 
stripped of the jargon that makes 
English so inaccessible to the 

UCLA Professor George 
Rousseau predicted the death 
of English literature . Orient 


It was unfortunate that so few 

students attended Rousseau's 
lecture, for his real concern was 
for them. The lecture was 
Professor Rousseau's attempt to 
make the student aware of what 
he or she is up against and what 
can be done to change things. 

While Rousseau's intentions 
were well-meaning, the lecture 
itself was somewhat dissatisfying. 
It seemed to be an exercise in 
historiography rather than a 
direct analysis of the dilemma of 
English literature. Rousseau 
scrupulously listed dozens of 
attitudes, but fell short of singling 
out the one which he himself 

(Continued on page 9) 

very crowded." 

There has been one relatively 
minor conflict. Theodore Kurtz, 
Bohan's attorney, put a 
preliminary motion to the judge 
for permission to examine the 
College's files pertaining to certain 
professors' chances for tenure. 
The motion was denied on grounds 
that the files are not public in- 


While Bohan was unavailable for 
comment, he cannot be pleased 
with the leisurely pace of the 
proceedings. Last February he 
stated that he believed that the 
case would be heard relatively 
early, "because of the law under • 
which I'm filing it. This case will 
have ' priority over other civil 

College administrators have yet 
to offer a response to the suit. 
Dean of the Faculty Alfred Fuchs 
commented that, "I really can't 
say anything. It is proceeding." 

Bohan is not only seeking 
reinstatement, but attorney's fees 
and back pay for the time he was 
not allowed to teach. The former 
professor is presently taking a 
course in environmental law at the 
University of Maine. 

Dye's treatise 
gains recognition 

in competition 

A doctoral dissertation by 
Professor Richard F. Dye, a 
member of the Department of 
Economics, has been selected as 
the outstanding 1976-77 disser- 
tation in government finance and 
taxation by the National Tax 
Association-Tax Institute of 

Dye will present a summary of 
his dissertation, "Personal 
Charitable Contributions: Tax 
Effects and Other Motives," at the 
association's national convention 
in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 9. The 
award carries with it a prize of 
$1,000 and the opportunity to 
publish an article based on the 
dissertation in 'The National Tax 
Journal" of the Association. 

In the competition, dissertations 
from throughout the United States 
were judged by a committee of 
five professors on the basis of 
originality, clarity of exposition, 
and their usefulness and relevance 
for scholars and practitioners of 
government finance. (BNS) 



FRL, OCT. 21, 1977 







here is a reason for the abrupt dis- 
appearance of initials from Orient 
editorials, where for years they had 
been wont to pop up after the very last 

On such a small campus where 
everyone knows everyone else, even 
the newspaper staff, we wanted to 
forestall whoever reads the editorial 
page from regarding it as an idiosyn- 
cratic sounding board; that is, from 
thinking "Those are X's initials, and I 
know he always thinks Y." 

But writers are not hiding behind 
an anonymous shield. Anyone who 
cares enough to bother can have an 
author's name for the asking, and 
perhaps individual styles are evident 
enough without initials, anyway. 

The real intent of unsigned pieces is 
to let the reader know that every 
editorial that appears on the page is a 
consensus position that has the assent 
of every editor, even if hours of con- 
versation and half a dozen drafts go 
into producing those few paragraphs. 

n this week's centerspread, the 
Orient has taken a close look at the 
College's fund-raising practices. In 
order to do this, we needed a great deal 
of cooperation from the Development 
Office. Not only did Mr. Ring open all 
the books for us, but he spent a total of 
six hours responding to our questions. 

The results speak for themselves. 
From the Visual Arts Center to in- 
creased faculty salaries, the De- 
velopment Office has kept the College 
expanding and improving. However, 
the result we feel is the most signifi- 
cant is in the area of financial aid. 

It is assumed that Bowdoin will as- 
sist lower income students. However, 
given the $2 million deficit the Col- 
lege was running six years ago when 
Ring took office, there was no way the 
Financial Aid Office could have 
awarded smaller scholarships to mid- 
dle income students while providing 
assistance for those from lower income 
families. The outcome may have been 
a polarized campus, roughly divided 
between the poor and the rich. 

The Orient would like to express its 
gratitude to Mr. Ring and his as- 
sociates on behalf of the entire College 
community. He has taken a Develop- 
ment Office that was doing an 
adequate job and doubled its output at 
a time when Bowdoin coula' ill afford 
to run a deficit. 



d udging from the number of letters 
the Orient has received concerning 
last week's fraternity article and 
editorial, one might wonder whether a 
sore point had been struck. 

Many of the fraternity members 
who objected to the article and who 
have personally spoken with the au- 
thor and Editor-in-Chief, have admit- 
ted that the account of initiation prac- 
tices is true. They have, however, ob- 
jected to the article's tone. Others who 
have objected, and whose letters may 
be found on this page, have claimed 
that the article was a perversion, dis- 
tortion, and falsehood, yet in the same 
breath identify their fraternity's in- 
itiation from the very work they have 
chosen to condemn. 

As to the sources consulted for the 
fraternity initiations, all are or were 
fraternity members. The^-remain 
anonymous at their own requesh The 
sources for the article are not, as some 
would like to believe, bitter outcasts 

or misfits, intent on destroying the 
fraternity system. Rather, they are 
concerned individuals who see some- 
thing very wrong being perpetuated 
at Bowdoin. Although there is always 
a risk with second-hand accounts, the 
degree of exaggeration is minute. 

What is more, if we can accept the 
word of other fraternity members that 
the article was true, the tone, admit- 
tedly caustic, could not have changed 
the extent to which some initiation 
practices are personally or physically 

The author of the article regrets 
that fraternity presidents were not 
consulted. They could have provided 
valuable contrast and reduced what 
exaggeration there was in the ac- 
counts of initiation practices. - 

Finally, the Orient does believe 
that a fraternity system can and 
should be a constructive social agency 
on campus. Fraternities feed, com- 
pete, and entertain — but they should 
not harm. 



Beer marinade? 

To the Editor: 

We could write a long letter 
about the "archaic and degrading" 
articles that appear weekly in the 
Orient, but will instead restrict 
our comments to the article and 
editorial that appeared in the Oct. 
14 edition about fraternities. The 
inaccuracies that appear in the 
Orient both enrage and amaze us. 
Mr. O'Brien's art'icle about 
fraternity initiation is full of 
inaccurate and irresponsible 
journalism that should not be 
printed in the Orient as an "ob- 
jective news story." 

We are members of the 
fraternity which marinates its 
pledges in beer*, however, it is 
quite different from Mr. O'Brien's 
description. The pledges do not 
"have" to down the whole quantity 
of beer, they do not drink the beer 
in the basement, and they are not 
required to get sick, especially on 
the basement floor. To the casual 
reader, this beer-swim ritual may 
sound silly and dumb, but it fails to 
reflect the real enjoyment the 
brothers and pledges have 
together. Too often there is the 
tendency to generalize that 
initiation is the constant 
harassment of pledgee by up- 
perclassmen, when in fact a large 
amount of time is devoted to 
making sure the pledges and 
upperclassmen get to know one 

The article also fails to deal with 
the serious moments of initiation. 
These serious ceremonies are not 
only thought-provoking and 
emotionally moving, but also 
provide the brothers and pledges 
with a period of time in which they 
can come to know one another. 
The inclusion of irrelevant Phi Chi 
stories in an "objective" article on 
current initiation practices creates 
an analogy which is not true. 
These stories cast a shadow on the 
article, which adds a subjective 
bias to the article as a whole. 

We are seniors and therefore 
not embarrassed by the editorial 
"Jump, Pledge", but if we were 
freshmen we would be insulted to 
think we should need pampering 
and protection through the 
process of selecting a fraternity 
and the initiation experience. This 
is not to suggest that we disagree 
with College policy prohibiting any 

act which is personally or 
physically demeaning in fraternity 
initiations, but we do feel fresh- 
men are old enough and aware 
enough so that they will not 
stumble unsuspectingly into the 
fraternity experience. 

We hope that in the future 
writers for the Orient will be more 
accurate, more responsible, and 
more objective in their news 
reporting. We also heartily 
disagree with the concerns of the 

Scott Perper 78 

Peter Roland 78 

Geoff Gordon 78 

Cliff Mason 78 

Get out 

To the Editor: 

I think that one of the better 
criterion for judging the quality, 
integrity and responsibility of any 
institution or organization is an 
evaluation both of the people who 
work for the institution and of the 
work produced. If we take this to 
be true, and I believe it is a 
reasonable formula for judgment, 
then we would have to condemn 
the quality and integrity of the 
Bowdoin Orient for permitting 
such irresponsible and overly 
exaggerated story telling - (I 
dare not employ the word 
"repbrTing") — as was produced 
by Dennis O'Brien in his article 
about fraternity initiation. 

I can only assume that much of 
O'Brien's story was predicated on 
hearsay related to him by strongly 
biased individuals bent on slan- 
dering the practice of fraternity 
initiation. Did he not mention 
names for fea- >buttal? Is not 
this exercise ir. ., lamation simply 
a vengeful attack by a single in- 
dividual who is bitter about his 
failure to either relate to or 
become an integral part of the 
fraternity system himself? I 
should think so. 

By no means can I speak as an 
authority on all initiation prac- 
tices, but I can speak about that of 
my own house. I should say first 
that although initiation has not 
taken place yet this year at the 
DKE house, some of the 
traditional actions were referred 
to in last week's Orient. Curious, 
to say the least; hearsay at best. 
However, even those actions to 
which O'Brien did refer were ugly 
(Continued on page 5) 


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(Continued from page 4) 
distortions and perversions of the 
truth. This is blatant irrespon- 
sibility on O'Brien's part. I can 
only assume this practice to be the 
rule rather than the exception of 
the entire story. I am confident 
that students at Bowdoin are 
intelligent enough to discern the 
shoddiness of the reporting. I am 
sorry that parents and visitors 
who read the paper should be 
subject to such gross 
misrepresentations of fact. I 
suggest that O'Brien resign as 
managing editor of the Orient for 
such a story. However, foreseeing 
a refusal on his part to do so, I 
suggest that he limit himself to 
empirical reporting. He is ob- 
viously not qualified for anything 
which requires more integrity. 

Peter Alduino 78 

Cattle prods 

To the Editor: 

After reading your article on 
fraternity initiations, the mem- 
bers of Alpha Rho Upsilon 
Fraternity were disappointed that 
you had not even mentioned our 
use of electric cattle prods on 
recalcitrant freshmen. 

Jennifer K. Lyons 

Recording Secretary 

Alpha Rho Upsilon 

IFC furioso 

To the Editor: 

We the members of the In- 
terfraternity Council are 
displeased with the irrespon- 
sibility of the Orient's journalism 
concerning the article, 'Frats 
devise tough initiations for fresh- 

First, we question the mem- 
bership status of the sources the 
Orient sampled. Were these 
sources members in good stan- 
ding, or were they disillusioned 
ex-members? How many members 
were interviewed? Why were none 
of the House Presidents in- 
terviewed for the article? 

Secondly, most of the factual 
material was entirely incorrect or 
exaggerated and twisted to bias 
the reader. Fraternities at 
Bowdoin in no way jeopardize the 
physical or phychological well- 
being of any of its members. 

Finally, we question the com- 
parison of Fraternity initiations to 
the sophomore hazing society Phi 
Chi. Fraternity initiation does 
serve a purpose and is an in- 
teresting and rewarding ex- 
perience for all involved, up- 
perclassmen and pledges alike. 

The Interfraternity Council 

Andy Adam 

Peter Bernard 

Chris Caldwell 

Sam Galeota 

Brett Harrison 

Drew King 

Andy Klemmer 

Neil Moses 

Mark Perry 

Wild Kingdom 

To the Editor and Dennis: 

Bob and I read the investigative 
article on Bowdoin fraternities and 
the accompanying letter that you 
sent to us at the Post. We both feel 
that you need a little experienced 
advice on intelligent journalism. 
Not that your piece wasn't good, 
as you say, but I think your 
characterization of it as "rip- 
roarin' stuff is wide of the mark. 

Your main problem is one of 
objectivity (a definition of which 
you will find on page 579 of 
Webster's New Collegiate Dic- 


The characterization in your 
letter of fraternities as "chartered 
dumps dedicated to the free and 
happy pursuit of S & M" leads me 
to believe that you have difficulty 
understanding the concept of 

For example, the phrase 
"taming the wild pledge" makes 
you sound like the anti-fraternal 
script writer for Mutual of 
Omaha's "Wild Kingdom" you 
someday hope to be. Much as* 
script writing for such a series 
may seem appealing to a 
struggling cub editor/reporter like 
yourself, you must be patient. 
This type of journalism may in- 
deed be only "mellow-yellow," as 
you say, but who are you writing 
for, the Orient or the National 

Incidentally, Dennis, who were 
your sources? I only counted two. 
You do not have to hide from your 
readers the fact that they exist. I 
won't argue your point that it's 
nice to work for a "hip" editor 
who's not "Hung up on that sort of 
mundane trivia," but the concept 
here, is journalistic responsibility 
(see P.722 of Webster's). As 
foreign as this may sound toyou, it 
is essential. Let me assure you 
that the producers of "Wild King- 
dom are not "hip." 

Now Bob and I don't want to 
cool your youthful ardor, your 
"Search for the savage truth." 
However, we felt that we must 
caution you on some of the articles 
you say you are planning to write. 
Now "Mindbending Narcotics in 
Bowdoin Fraternities" is indeed a 
gripping title and would indeed 
look good in 48 pt. Bodoni Bold, 
but you must try not to be too 
melodramatic. The same is true of 
"The Psychological Effect of 
Fraternity Fascism on Poor Lil' 
College Freshmen" and your en- 
visioned masterpiece "Everything 
I Wanted to Know About College 
Fraternities and Wasn't Afraid to 
Tell." Bob suggested that you 
shorten it to "I Was a Collegiate 
Blabbermouth," but he was a frat. 
brat, so don't let that deter you. 
Even he agreed, though, that your 
point about fraternities and 
community activities was good. I 
missed it, but he said that it was 
tucked away in the last paragraph. 
I must disagree with your hiding - 
hat kind of stuff because people 
don't read that crap anyway." 
Well "Super-Scooper O'Brien," 
you hang in there. 

Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein 
Editor's note: Erik Steele's letter 
appeared this Wednesday in the 
Bowdoin Sun. Since then, he has 
retracted one statement from the 
original. The Orient has printed 
his revised version. 


To the Editor: 

Perelman (a no doubt 
distinguished but otherwise 
unidentified scholar concerned 
with theories of social justice) 
suggests something about the 
human condition: 

The fact is, the rule of 
justice results from a 
tendency, natural to the 
human mind, to regard as 
normal and rational, and 
so as requiring no sup- 
plementary justification, 
a course of behavior in 
conformity with 

William K. Frankena, in an 
article about social justice also 
suggests that "what is true of one 
is true of others... (and) we ought 
to treat all rocks in the same way 
unless we can show good reasons 

for treating them differently." My 
point is not to bore you with either 
social justice or rocks, rather to 
establish the case for a profoundly 
human tendency — to act from 
precedent. People gauge, judge, 
and more importantly commit 
themselves to policy (of all sorts) 
from having seen other people do 
things in the past. While this may 
not seem a startling revelation to 
you now, it will take on a slightly 
different aspect when the faculty 
votes on the possibility of self- 
scheduled exams in November. 
Unfortunately, students set a 
precedent some six years ago. 
They cheated their little tails off. 

Yes, Bowdoin has tried self- 
scheduled exams before - and 
failed. The administration did not 
fail. The faculty did not fail. The 
students failed. All by themselves. 
Well folks, the Recording Com- 
mittee has reported out on this 
particular matter. A proposal 
sketching a four-day exam period 
- December 16-17. 19-20 - that 
allows the student to take his 
exams in his preference, in three- 
hour morning, afternoon, and in 
two evening slots will face the 
faculty, all too soon. Un- 
fortunately, the faculty will be 
faced with two contrary facts: 1) 
self-scheduled exams are entirely 
consistent with our official sense of 
academic integrity delineated by 
our honor code, 2) that damnable 
case of precedent. At the risk of 
sounding like a cheerleader, I 
would suggest that we (the 
student body) can afford to blow 
it. As Goldfinger suggested to 
James Bond in the movie of the 
same name, "once is coincidence, 
twice is chance, the third time is 
your ass, "something like that. 

Ignoring the whole issue of the 
honor code and academic integrity 
(which was left in the ashtrays of 
the Fessenden Room) I appeal to 
our purely selfish and greedy little 
sentiments. Let us behave. Let us 
keep self-scheduled exams for our 
own good. Let us talk the faculty 
into a recognition that as children 
of the seventies, unlike the 
previous generation, we are far 
too self-interested and otherwise 
apathetic to cheat. Let us show 
they can trust us. 

Kevin Klam m '79 

hosts long series 
of film studies 

The Bowdoin College Depart- 
•ment of Sociology and An- 
thropology has announced it will 
sponsor its fifth annual An- 
thropology Film Series during 

Professor David I. Kertzer said 
the series will include a total of 
eight films to be shown on four 
consecutive Tuesdays (Nov. 1, 8, 
15 and 22) at 7 p.m. in the Kresge 
Auditorium of Bowdoin's Visual 
Arts Center. 

The public is invited to attend 
each of the programs without 

The schedule: 

Nov. 1 — "Trance and Dance in 
Bali", a classic ethnographic film, 
made by Margaret Mead and 
Gregory Bateson, portraying the 
Balinese ceremonial dance drama 
involving the struggle between life 
and death; "The Spirit Possession 
of Alejandro Mamani", an old 
Bolivian man believes himself 
possessed by evil spirits; and 
"Himalayan Shaman of Northern 
(Continued on page 9) 

A lavish exhibit of the art from classical antiquity is now on 
display in the Walker Art Museum. The opening was held this 
week, with a reception in the rotunda and the display in the 
Becker Gallery. The exhibit, drawing upon several collections, 
is one of the most comprehensive in the nation. BNS. 


Walker cleans out cellar: 
old things on display 

Some 500 selected examples of 
Greek and Roman art, drawn from 
one of the most extensive com- 
pilations of ancient art in any 
American college museum, will go 
on display today at the Bowdoin 
College Museum of Art. 

The show, entitled "Bowdoin 
College Museum of Art: The 
Ancient Collection ", will be the 
first comprehensive exhibition of 
this outstanding collection and the 
first time the sculpture and reliefs 
have been displayed with the rest 
of the collection. 

Examples of Greco-Roman 
pottery and vase painting, 
terracottas, bronzes, sculptures, 
reliefs, coins, glassware and 
engraved gems and jewelry will be 
included in the show, which will be 
open to the public without charge 
through Jan. 8. 

Russell J. Moore, Acting 
Director and Curator of the 
Bowdoin Museum, called the 
ancient collection "most important 
.... Aside from our Federal and 
Colonial portraits, the Greek and 
Roman collection is one of the 
museum's single most important 

Objects for the show were 
selected in consultation with Guest 
Curator Erik 0. Nielsen. Assistant 
Professor of Archaeology in the 
Department of Classics. In con- 
junction with the exhibition, 
Professor Nielsen will deliver a 
lecture, entitled "Greek Painted 
Pottery from the Bowdoin College 
Museum of Art Collection", at 8 
p.m. Dec. 7 in the Kresge 
Auditorium of the College's Visual 
Arts Center. 

A companion lecture, entitled 
"The Mute Stones Speak: With an 
Italian Accent" will be given by 
Dr. Brunilde S. Ridgway, Rhys 
Carpenter Professor of Ar- 
chaeology in the Department of 
Classical and Near Eastern Ar- 
chaeology at Bryn Mawr College. 
She will be introduced by 
Professor Nielsen and will discuss 
some of the works in the show. Dr. 
Ridgway 's lecture is scheduled for 
8 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Kresge 
Auditorium. The public is cordially 
invited to attend both lectures. 

The Bowdoin collection of an- 
cient art was begun in 1860 by Dr. 
Henri B. Haskell, a member of the 
Class of 1855, who donated five 
large Assyrian mural reliefs from 
the palace of King Ashurnazirpal 

II (885-860 B.C.) to the College. 
Following the 1894 dedication of 
the College's Walker Art Building, 
the collection was extensively 
expanded and enriched by gifts of 
ancient coins, pottery, glass and 
bronze objects from George W. 
Hammond, a successful paper 
industrialist; Egyptian grave 
markers, Roman glass and Cypriot 
objects from book publisher Dana 
Estes; classical coins from 
Bowdoin Professor Henry 
Johnson; and Greek and Roman 
glass and pottery from Mary and 
Harriet Walker. 

But by far the most extensive 
and valuable contribution to the 
collection was made by Edward P. 
Warren, a leading collector of the 
period and son of New England 
paper manufacturer S.D. Warren. 
Though best known as a collector 
of Greco-Roman objects for 
Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, in 
his later years Mr. Warren began 
to donate his vast collection of 
Greek and Roman works of art to 
major universities and museums in 
the United States and Europe. 
Bowdoin received the first of 
its "classical antiquities," as Mr. 
Warren called them, in 1912, and 
the collection continued to grow 
until his death in 1928. The College 
honored him with an honorary 
degree two years prior to his 

Referring to Bowdoin's Warren 
collection, Professor Kevin 
Herbert, author of the definitive 
catalogue "Ancient Art in Bowdoin 
College," said "Bowdoin, the only 
undergraduate institution among 
the major recipients, and with no 
claims of personal loyalty, 
ultimately received almost 600 
separate objects to form a 
collection that in size and quality 
appears to be first among all of 
Warren's donations. The painted 
pottery is perhaps the best part of 
the Warren collection, for it 
contains many excellent invididual 
pieces and has at least one 
example of nearly every major 
type and style in the history of this 
class." (BNS) 

An exhibition of student art 
will be on display in the 
basement of the Visual Arts 
Center until November 6. 
Featured are drawings, 
paintings and sculpture. 

The fund-raising Ring: working h 


Being sensible of the great 
advantage which may arise from 
the encouragement of the Arts and 
Sciences in the District of Maine, 
containing more than one hundred 
thousand people, and yet 
remaining destitute of any 
Seminary of Learning for the 
liberal education of their sons; we 
think it will be an acceptable of- 
fering to contribute towards the 
important design of putting into 
operation a College lately in- 
stituted in said District, by the 
name ofBowdoin College. 

The above statement is the 
preamble to Bowdoin's first capital 
funds campaign, which started in 
May, 1797. The donor would 
simply sign his name on the 
bottom, also filling in his "place of 
abode" and his donation. The 
College did not have another 
capital campaign until 1950. 

Art out of Need. 

Fund-raising today is a little 
more challenging and infinitely 
more complicated. It is an art, 
created out of the need for 
Bowdoin to remain a unique in- 
stitution. Without funds to sup- 
plement tuition and income from 
the endowment, the College would 
not be able to continue offering a 
first-rate educational experience. 

The responsibility for this large 

December, 1971. At the time, 
Bowdoin was collecting about $1.5 
million annually. Concurrent with 
this income, the College was 
running an annual deficit of about 
$2 million. Additional funds were 
sorely needed, as College 
programs were being cut left and 
right. Ring brought with him an 
air of confidence. "From seeing 
other colleges, I was convinced we 
could get four million." 

Ring's vision came true in his 
first year as head of development. 

entitled the "175th Anniversary 
Campaign." The aim of the 
campaign is $38 million. The first 
phase, through June, 1975, was 
extremely successful, surpassing 
Ring's goal by $500,000. 
Currently, the campaign is doing 
approximately $1 million better 
than projected. 

Funds come from more sources 
than one might expect. The 
biggest contributors are bequests. 

over. As Ring put it. "It's ex- 
tremely difficult to predict when 
people are going to die. We can't 
put contracts out on people." It is 
equally difficult to predict foun- 
dation grants. 

the Alumni Secretary. For the last 
five years Lou Briasco '69 has been 
responsible for all alumni 
programs. These include local 
clubs, reunions, and Com- 
mencement. Briasco has no dollar 


re p< 

"I don't care iff they work one day or 365, all I demand 
la that by the end off the year they have made their 
dollar objective." 

In fact, in his first five years, 
annual gifts and grants have 
totaled approximately $20.5 
million. The money is divided 
roughly evenly between current 
operations and the endowment. 

Charity Begins at Home 

Charity, according to Ring, 
begins at home. "One of the first 
things I did was to cut the 
development staff from 26 to 21. 
We could work just as effectively 
and, after all, a penny saved is a 
penny earned." 

Staff cuts by themselves do not 
raise $4 million. Hard work does. 

"From seeing other colleges, I was convinced we could 
get four million." 

task falls on the shoulders of Vice 
President for Development, C. 
Warren Ring. Aiding him in the 
effort to avoid financial collapse is 
a staff of twenty-one assistants 
and secretaries. ' 
Mr. Ring took charge in 

Ring claims that, in one year, he 
"travelled 120,000 air miles." He 
has also developed a nation-wide 
fund-raising network of about 
1,200 alumni. 

In December, 1972, Ring 
initiated a ten-year program 

trusts and individual gifts (other 
than the alumni fund) which 
should, over the ten years, be 
responsible for about $12 million 
each. Other contributors include 
business corporations, foun- 
dations, the Alumni Fund (except 
for the first, three-year phase), 
parents, government agencies, 
and miscellaneous sources. 

Getting these sources to con- 
tribute and to contribute the 
necessary amounts is the domain 
of Ring and his associates. In fact, 
five members of the staff, Mr. 
Ring included, have price tags 
attached to their names. If one 
fails to get the assigned amount of 
money from his sources, he gets 
fired. There are no second 
chances. The enormous respon- 
sibility placed on these people is 
best seen in Ring's comment, "I 
don't care if they work one day or 
365, all I demand is that by the end 
of the year they have made their 
dollar objective." 

There are different strategies 
for the various sources. Some, like 
bequests and trusts, the 
development staff has little control 

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development office can predict 
their belief is that the more 
personal they get, the more ef- 
fective their operation becomes. 
An example of this is the role of 

funds are handled by Robert Cross 
'45. In fact, this year, for the first 
time in eight years, the Alumni 
Fund exceeded its goal of 

College fund-raising has ups and downs- 
Economy, co-education, admissions, and 

-many factors involved; 
President affect totals 


College fund raising, like any 
other annual project, has its good 
years and its bad years. These 
variances are not the result of one 
specific thing, but rather the 
combination of many internal and 
external forces. 

"Change is perhaps the most 
important consideration," said C. 
Warren Ring, Vice President for 
Development and Director of the 
175th Fund Raising Campaign. 
Those who give to the College 
must believe that they are in- 

vesting in something which must 
be maintained and preserved. 

Ring explained that the College 
community is made up of three 
important sectors: faculty, 
students, and alumni. Of these 
three groups the alumni are the 
major contributors to the fund 
raising effort. 

"Unfortunately, these three 
sectors do not always agree on 
how the educational process is to 
take place," stressed Ring. If one 
group is displeased, he added, all 
are injured. 

Vice-President for Development C. Warren Ring, Jr. smiles 
when money comes our way. 

Bowdoin graduates a loyal 
group of men and women who are 
very concerned in preserving the 
educational excellence of the 
"Bowdoin Experience." 

An example of a major change in 
educational policy would be the 
switch to a coeducational in- 
stitution. "The decision to go co-ed 
certainly lost us money," Ring 
stated, "but I think we had 
relatively fewer problems with 
that change." 

The effects of a shift can go 
either way, Ring explained. "If we 
decided today to go back to an all 
male institution we would lose 
money all over again." 

Another closely related factor in 
fund raising is the management of 
the College itself. Ring remarked 
that an alumnus who gives money 
to the College likes to believe that 
they are investing in something 
which is not only educationally 
sound, but financially sound as 
well. Effective management of 
endowment funds, a balanced 
budget and a well articulated and 
sound educational policy are all 
factors in the amount of money an 
alumnus is willing to invest, ac- 
cording to the Vice-President. 

A major disruption on campus 
can also lead to a drop in alumni 
gifts. An example of this would be 
the significant slump in the alumni 
fund during the student strike of 
1970, pointed out Robert M. 

Cross, Secretary of the Alumni 


The economic climate of the 
country is another variable which 
plays an important role in fund 
raising. "If your personal finances 
are in jeopardy you probably 
aren't likely to give money to the 
College," Ring remarked. 

' Recession and inflation can take 
a toll on the fund raising, along 
with the condition of the stock 
market. Federal legislation has a 
major effect through changes in 
the tax policies and the growing 
tax burden. 

The frenzied competition for the 
philanthropic dollar is also taken 
into account. If a large foundation 
shifts its primary emphasis from 
higher education support to other 

.social welfare needs, then the 
College could stand to lose money. 
Admissions policies and the 
College's attitude toward legacies 
are concerns of the donating 
alumnus. Ring explained that an 
alumnus whose family has been 
going to Bowdoin for generations 
is less likely to give if their 
qualified son or daughter is turned 
down for admission into the 

"Bowdoin has moved strongly 
on this point over the past two or 
three years," Ring said. Given two 
applicants of equal qualifications, 
Ring added, Bowdoin will take the 
legacy each time. 

Admission policy regarding 
minorities has not had a great 
effect on alumni gifts, Ring 
remarked, but there have been a 
few cases of alumni who were 
displeased with some aspect of the 
policy. The alumni, he added, are 
most concerned with getting the 
best possible students and 
preserving the academic ex- 
cellence that is Bowdoin. 

Cross commented that a good 
fund raising year can result from a 
peculiar aspect of that year, such 
as the match-me money challenge 
made by two alumni last year. 

The personality and fund raising 
ability of the President himself 
plays a central role in the cam- 
paign, Ring added. He said that 
President Howell was a key 
element in the recent campaign. 

Ring does not feel that the 
presidential transition would 
create any indecision in the minds 
of alumni who wanted to give to 
the College. "There could be a lag, 
but I am convinced that it will be 
very easy to articulate that he 
(Enteman) believes in preserving 
what Bowdoin is." 

"It is important that the alumni 
get to know the President-elect 
and feel confident that he will 
guide the College along the road 
that they feel it should go." 







ard to keep Bowdoin in the black 

The Bowdoin Alumnus' 

keeping alumni interested and 
olved is also the responsibility 
)avid Huntington, editor of the 
vdoin Alumnus. The magazine 
orts on the accomplishments of According to Born, 

student college publications ex- 
cept the Alumnus. His most 
notable effort, a catalogue of all 
alumni spanning the years 1900- 
75, was recently completed. 

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> alumni while informing the 
iduates of the current goings-on 
-he College. 

Mso involved in publications is 
i College Editor. Ed Born '57. 
rn is in charge of all the non- 

Bowdoin's Yearly Tuition Figure 

helps Bowdoin men and women to 
get in contact with each other. It 
draws us closer together." 

The final link in alumni relations 
is Joe Kamin, director of the 
Bowdoin News Service. BNS 




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responsible for all press releases, 
sports information, and public 
relations. Seeing Bowdoin in local 
newspapers on a regular basis 
keeps the alumni in tune with 
current campus events. 

While social functions and media 
support are necessary, alumni and 
parents will rarely contribute 
without being asked. It is at this 
point where Ring perhaps shows 
his fund-raising talent best. 
Booklets are mailed to all alumni 

are brief synopses 
dividual ones. 

of all the in- 

What's so Great About Bowdoin! 
Ring's favorite is one of the 
pamphlets which everyone 
receives. It is entitled "What's So 
Great About Bowdoin? An 
Unabashedly Biased View." 50 
alumni, 50 parents, 50 students, 
and 50 professors were all asked 
this same question. Their unedited 
answers attest to the College's 
uniqueness. One alumnus wrote 
that, "Any time Bowdoin can land 

"It is extremely difficult to predict when people are 
going to die. We can't put contracts out on people." 

and parents giving them various two Rhodes Scholars out of 32 
reasons why they should give. The from the entire country, and in the 
slogan of the 175th Anniversary same year have a championship 

Campaign, "The Purpose is 
People," is printed clearly on the 
face of each one. 

Each pamphlet has a specific 
aim. They explain why money is 
needed, where it will be spent, and 
whether the gifts are tax 
deductible. Separate booklets 
explain different plans. There is 
one for library support, one for the 
new art instruction building 
(Visual Arts Center), one for 
educational development and 
faculty support, and one simply 
entitled "Answers to your 

hockey team without a Canadian 
on it, I can be proud." 
Ring believes that this direct 

aid have succeeded and thus want 
to set up scholarships in their 
names so that others can enjoy the 
same advantage. 

Ring sees himself as, above all, a 
match-maker. It is his job to make 
sure that "the right person with 
the right idea sees the right donor 
at the right time." He uses the 
example of a golfer who has just 
contributed $500 to the College 
getting his partner to do the same 

To encourage these potential 
donors, Ring has set up corporate 
matching, challenge gifts, and just 
recently, donor recognition clubs. 
These clubs include the "1794 
Associates," which requires a 
minimum donation of $5,000, the 
"James Bowdoin Associates," 
which requires between $1,000- 
$4,999, and the "Henry Wad- 
sworth Longfellow Associates," 
which involves a donation of $500- 

"An alumnus is not going to give to a college he is not 
proud of " 

approach is by far the most ef- 
fective. "An alumnus is not going 
to give to a College he's not proud 
of. The alumni want to keep it a 
first-rate institution; they don't 
.want to have graduated from a 

"Any time Bowdoin can land two Rhodes Scholars out 
of 32 from the entire country, and in the same year have 
a championship hockey team without a Canadian on it, I 
can be proud." 

Due to the rather large expense 
in printing and mailing these 
pamphlets, people interested in a 
specific area will get one in that 
field only. Everyone does, 

College which, because of lack of 
funds, is considered a notch below 
the other top colleges." 

There are other considerations 
in giving too. Many graduates who 

Asked for the best reason why 
alumni should give, Ring 
responded, "because they ap- 
preciated their four years at 
Bowdoin and want others to share 
in this experience." He then 
pointed to a quotation from 
Nathan Lord of the Class of 1809 
and President of Dartmouth from 
1828-1863. "You ask me to show 
cause why Bowdoin should con- 
tinue to have favor of her sons. My 
answer is a short one — because 
Bowdoin is her sons. There is no 
Bowdoin without them. They have 
made her what she is, and they 
constitute good and sufficient 
reasons why she should be 

however, receive pamphlets which -•came here on some sort of financial —sustained." 

Bowdoin places second among 15 


In comparison with similar 
institutions, Bowdoin fares well in 
its pecuniary pursuits. Various 
studies which illustrate Bowdoin's 
relative success in its fund-raising 
efforts, and some reasons for this 
success were cited by C. Warren 
Ring, Vice President for 

We try harder 

Bowdoin was among fifteen 
small colleges surveyed in a recent 
study which spanned the fifty-six 
year period from 1920-21 to 1975- 
76. Gifts and grants to the College 
during this period totaled 
$66,512,000, yielding an annual 
average of $1,188,000. This places 
Bowdoin second among the fifteen 
colleges surveyed, sandwiched 
between Williams and Wesleyan. 

In the same study, for the ten- 








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xclualva of Government Grants 

year period 1960-61 to 1969-70. 
Bowdoin has procured an average 
of $2,760,000 in gifts and grants. 
For the following five-year period 
from 1971-72 to 1975-76, the 
College's annual average increased 
to $3,246,000. This ranks Bowdoin 
third in the same group, behind 
Williams and Carleton. 

Bowdoin compares very 
favorably with all of the in- 
stitutions surveyed in terms of 
gifts and bequests from in- 
dividuals, corporate support, and 
foundation grants. It should be 
noted that funding from govern- 
ment agencies was excluded from 
the study. 

Fewer alumni 

The differing number of alumni 
for each college must be taken into 
account when analyzing a study of 
this sort. Bowdoin has only 10,533 
alums as compared to Wesleyan 
with 11,350 and Williams with 
12,940. Although Bowdoin may 
have fewer alumni, this does not 
appear to put the College at a 
disadvantage. According to Ring, 
there are "few colleges or 
universities in the country that 
have a more loyal and generous 
group of alumni." More than 50 
percent of Bowdoin alumni give 
annually. For example, 51.4 
percent of the alumni supported 
the 1976-77 Alumni Fund which 
•raised $742,680. 

The "Voluntary Support of 
Education" is an annual 
publication which lists the total 
gifts and grants for every college 
in the country. Ring observed that 
Bowdoin is quite often one of the 
leading colleges among 448 private 
coeducational institutions. 

Percent cost 

Another area in which Bowdoin 
compares favorably with other 
colleges is the percent cost. The 
percent cost is the amount of 
money which the college spends to 
raise the funds, and is computed 
by dividing the budget into the 
total number of dollars raised. 
Ring pointed out that "it costs 
Bowdoin to raise the same dollar 
almost half what it costs other 

Ring attributes Bowdoin's 
pecuniary prowess to a number of 
factors. "It takes organization to 
continue an effective development 
program. It's a team effort which 
requires a good development staff, 
interested faculty and ad- 
ministration, and enthusiastic 

Fragile quality 

The fragile quality of the climate 
which is created by these team 
members was also pointed out by 
Ring, as he expressed his hope 
that "we won't analyze what we're 
doing right and tamper with it." 




FRI., OCT. 21, 1077 

Good morning, Arlo. Guthrie and his band Shenandoah play 
tonight in the Morrell Gymnasium. The event is billed as the 
biggest happening this semester. 

Liquor bill to close taps 
for half of College's students 

(Coiiiimud hum |>;igr I) 

State Alcoholic Beverage Bureau, 
many people do not realize how 
much the law will affect them. The 
goal of the law, he said, is to keep 
alcoholic beverages out of high 
schools where 18 year old students 
are providing liquor to peers who 
are minors under the present law. 
Under the new law, Tilson 
continued, no person under 20 may 
be found transporting alcoholic 
beverages in a car without a 
parent or guardian also in the car. 
No "minor" may buy or sell liquor. 
Also, consumption of liquor is 
prohibited in that a person under 
20 years will be able to consume 
alcoholic beverages only in his own 
home, in the presence of his own 
parent or guardian. Punishment 
ranges from suspension of the 
violator's driver's license to a stiff 
fine to possible imprisonment. 
Jobs of employees who are minors 
in bars and restaurants serving 
liquor will not be affected. 

Captain John Martin, from the 
enforcement division for the state 
of Maine, felt he could not predict 
whether enforcing the new law 
would be difficult or ,no£ Said 
Martin, "Enforcement of liquor 
laws has never been a major 
concern for the department and 
we do not expect many problems." 

Time will tell 
Brunswick Chief of Police 
Vermette also did not anticipate 
an increase in arrests. As to 

whether or not the ruling will 
achieve its goal, Vermette said, 
"We feel, at this point, that liquor 
consumption in the high schools 
will decrease. However, we will 
have to look at the situation three 
months from now to see if our 
assumptions were correct. Only 
time and statistics will tell." 

The manager of the state liquor 
store felt that the law would not 
affect his business. "Minors have 
been drinking for years and they 
will continue," he said. "They will 
just have someone else buy it for 

Ruth McElroy, manager of The 
Bowdoin Steakhouse, found the 
new law unfair to both her 
customers and her business. 
"Since the consequences of not 
complying 1 with the law are so 
great, we will be very strict 
in carding everyone." McElroy 
said. Two violations on the part of 
the licensed establishment could 
bring about a temporary closing of 
the establishment and the loss of 
some jobs on the part of em- 
ployees. "We are expecting 
arguments from many of our 
customers, but I hope the students 
are mature and intelligent enough 
to accept the law." 

Whether or not increase in the 
legal drinking age can stop liquor 
consumption in the high schools 
will be seen presently. Whatever 
the case, unless Peter Brann's 
second petition is completed by 
February, the legal drinking age 
in Maine will be fixed at 20 years. 

BABE plans fund boost 

l( nnliniK'il 1 1 « >m |);igj,' I) 

"America's Spirit" is a song, 
dance, and drama which portrays 
the struggles, conflicts and 
strengths that have made America 
what it is today. 

Six Bowdoin alumni and three 
current students are in the cast. 
Dave Larsson, 76, is the show's 
musical director and has co- 
written the original songs which 
comprise the core of the 
production's music. 

Stan Brown 74 and Paul Hurd 
71, both members of the Med- 
diebempsters during their college 
days, are featured male vocalists. 
John Chesterton 76 and Malcolm 
Gauld 76 are also involved in the 
show's dance and vocal selections. 

Harold Wingood, Laurie Hurd 

79 and Ann Larsson 79 play key 
roles in the instrumental, vocal 
and costume areas of the 
production. Joseph W. Gauld '48, 
Founder of Hyde School, and 
Sumner Hawley '45, the show's 
drama director, also participate in 
the production. 

Don Doane Band 
BABE is also planning another 
benefit, with a party featuring 
Don Doane Band, a well known 
swing group. A Portland 
musician's union will be donating 
the money for that band, as a 
gesture to help out the Bowdoin- 
Bancroft organization. 

BABE meets every Thursday 
night for dinner in the Mitchell 
room of the Senior Center. Project 
members say that anyone who is 
interested in the project is 
welcome to attend. 

Qood morning 

Guthrie to play for Morrell crowd 


Arlo Guthrie will perform 
tonight at 8:00 p.m. in Morrell 
Gymnasium as the Bowdoin 
College Student Union Committee 
presents their first big concert of 
this year. Guthrie has been a 
leading figure in folk music since 
his performance at the Newport 

CEP Committee 
reviews majors, 

(( onliimcd horn p;ige I) 

"general sentiment in favor of 
establishing such a program," 
"which," commented student 
member Cathy Frieder, "is a big 
step." Committee members expect 
that this will be a central issue of 
discussion for at least the rest of 
the year. 

The Committee on Committees 
recommended Monday a 
reorganization of the CEP which 
would decrease the number of 
members, from fourteen to nine. 
As the CEP stands there are five 
administrators, six faculty 
members and three students. The 
proposal would reduce the com- 
mittee to one administrator, two 
students, and leave the committee 
with six faculty members. 

The Committee on Committee's 
argument for this proposal is that 
the CEP is now too cumbersome 
and that there should be a higher 
percentage of faculty. The general 
feeling among the committee was 
to keep the CEP as it is. 

The CEP should serve as a 
"clearinghouse'' for ideas, 
Professor William Geoghegan 
stated, and in its present com- 
position was doing just that. The 
diversity of members, he ex- 
plained, provided a diversity of 
opinion he deemed essential. Most 
members also wanted to give the 
new presidents chance to vote in 
the committee to better put into 
effect whatever new ideas he 
might have. He would not be able 
to do that, CEP members felt, 
under the proposed plan. The 
possibility of reconciling the 
problem by having a few non- 
voting administrators was 
discussed, but not favorably. 

Monday night the CEP finalized 
the decision on its two members of 
the Super Committee to advise the 
Dean of Students. Assistant 
Professor William Barker and 
Professor William Geoghegan. 
The "Super Committee" will 
consist of two faculty members, 
one tenured and one untenurr 1, 
from each of the three committees, 
Faculty Affairs, Budgetary 
Priorities, and the CEP. 

Folk Festival in 1967. At that 
concert the song, "Alice's 
Restaurant" was premiered, and 
Arlo's fame has increased ever 
since. Guthrie has eight albums to 
his credit and numerous hit songs. 
His most recent album, Amigo, 
has done very well and contains 
his melancholy hit, 
"Massachusetts," proving to many 
that Arlojs not an entertainer ol a 
past decade. Guthrie's music is in 
the happy position of being classic 
and yet contemporary. 

Appearing with Arlo will be his 
touring band, Shenandoah. The 
Bowdoin audience probably 
remembers Shenandoah as the 
band that stole the show last year 
from the top billed group, the 
Pousette-Dart Band. Shenandoah 
plays a strong mixture of folk and 
country rock. They will play on 
their own, in addition to backing 
up Arlo. 

The concert promises to be a 
great show for people having 
different tastes in music. Arlo 
plays country standards, his own 
hits, humorous songs, and even 
Irish jigs and reels. This writer 
feels that hearing a live rendition 
of "City of New Orleans" or "Miss 
the Mississippi and You" will alona- 
be worth* the price of admission. 

The SUC has done a super job of 
bringing Arlo to Brunswick and 
keeping ticket prices down. 
Bowdoin students can purchase 
tickets for $3.50 before 5:00 p.m. 
tonight at the Moulton Union. 
General Admission tickets will be 
on sale at the door for $4.50. 

Citing the fact that Arlo has not 
visited Maine for over a year and a 
half, SUC president Jay Butler 79 
said, "We're expecting a good 
show with a good turnout." 
Butler's remarks appear well 
founded, since advance ticket sales 
in Brunswick and Portland are 
running ahead of expectations. 
Butler was especially happy that 
many Bowdoin students have 
voiced their happiness over having 
Arlo Guthrie at Bowdoin. The 
SUC president explained that his 
goal is to bring the most popular, 
affordable acts to Brunswick. 

The most famous line Arlo has 
probably written is "You can get 
almost anything you want..." To 
conclude this preview and en- 
courage students to venture over 
to Morrell Gym at 8:00 p.m., 
please allow this paraphrase, 
'You'll get your dollar's worth and 
enjoy almost anything Arlo and 
Shenandoah want to play.' 

Campus housing crams 
students into dormitories 

(Continued from page I) 
the College, compared to the 210 
students who chose to live off 
campus last year. "With the rise in 
the cost of living, I don't see how 
students can afford to live off 
campus," Gilmore said. 

Fraternities are a less popular 
housing option this year. 190 
students have chosen to live in 
fraternities opposed to the 208 
who lived in frats last year. 

The result of the* over crowded 
dorms has been more freshman 
triples than ever before. Gilmore 
sees her number one priority as 
breaking up those triples to, "take, 
a lot of pressure off the freshmen." 
Until second semester however, 
not much relief is in sight. 

Gilmore believes that a large 
part of the problem lies in simple 
economics. As the cost of living off 
campus has risen dramatically 
over the past few years, the 
College room bill has remained 
relatively stable. "Bowdoin has 
done extremely well holding the 
financial range of your bill," she 
commented. As the gap between 
the options grows, more students 
will choose to live in campus 

With more students competing 

for a stable supply of housing, the 
College is faced with three 
alternatives, says Gilmore. 
Bowdoin must use what is 
presently faculty housing, make 
sure the fraternities are filled to 
capacity, or buy new housing 
facilities. Most likely, all three 
options will be used. 

"The administration has no 
intention of throwing faculty 
members out of their houses," 
stated Gilmore. However, as 
faculty members leave the 
College, their houses will be 
utilized for students. The problem 
with small dwellings is that, 
"Students are not kind to those 
little houses,'' according to 

Any decision on the future 
housing will be made with student 
opinion in mind. "The ad- 
ministration is aware of student 
opinion. They are listening," said 
Gilmore. No plans are presently in 
the works to build new housing, 
the College cannot afford to "go 
into the hole" at this time. 

Housing problems will be part of 
the Bowdoin experience for many 
years if the past few years are any 
indication. "I don't see enrollment 
dropping," commented Gilmore. 



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Whittier's roof 
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pigeon pressure 

(Continued (roin page I) 

private contractors were sought 
and the decision was later 

The repairs to the grandstand 
and roof were made this summer, 
among which was the replacing of 
the old slate shingles with more 
protective asphalt ones. 

The photography area located 
on top of the roof was also im- 
proved. The folding chairs un- 
derneath the roof were replaced 
with bleachers and the eaves 
which for many years housed only 
pigeons were boarded up. 

English pedagogy 
dissected in 
Daggett lecture 

(Continued from page :*) 

Professor Rousseau's lecture, 
however, was intended to get 
people mad. as President Howell 
remarked in his introduction. That 
goal, at least, was realized, for 
several faculty members either 
challenged or questioned 
Rousseau's premise. 

Professor Rousseau took his 
M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton 
University and taught for some 
time at Harvard before assuming 
his current post at the University 
of California. He was a Stahl 
Lecturer here two years ago, and 
has distinguished himself with 
hundreds of publications. 
Rousseau also studied at the 
Juilliard School of Music in New 
York City, where he performed as 
concert pianist with the New York 

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(Continued Irom page :">) 

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shamanism, a religion charac- 
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world of gods, demons and an- 
cestral spirits responsive only to 
priests who use magic. 

Nov. 8 — "Ma'Bugi: Trance of 
the Toraja", depicting a trance 
ritual in an Indonesian village 
community; and "Holy Ghost 
People", a white Pentecostal 
religious group in Appalachia 
whose members handle poisonous 

Nov. 15 — "Bitter Melons", the 
outlook of the Bushmen of the 
Kalahari Desert as expressed in 
songs of a Bushman composer- 
musician who plays a one-string 
bow; and "The Feast", feasting 
practices of the Yanomamo In- 
dians of southern Venezuela, in 
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contracted between villages. 

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FRI., OCT. 21, 1^77 

Activists carry torch of yesterday 

" (Coniiiuird from page 2) 

Probes Bowdoin Protestors," 
"Student Resistors Gain Support," 
and "Nearly 60 Students Turn Out 
for SDS Organizational Meeting," 
are headlines that give the flavor 
of that tumultous period. 

Drill Rebellion 
Rowdoin's student revolutions 
have a history much older than the 
Vietnam war. Louis C. Hatch, in 
his History of Bowdoin College 
written in 1927, called the "Drill 
Rebellion" of 1874 "the chief 
student rebellion in the history of 
Bowdoin." The fiftieth an- 
niversary of that rebellion had just 
passed when Hatch attached the 
impressive title. Today, 100 years 
later, the rebellion still takes hold 
of the imagination of the Sons of 

The drill rebellion resulted from 
the mandatory military drilling of 
Bowdoin students imposed by the 
President of the College, Joshua 
Chamberlain, who had been a 
general in the Union Army just a 
few years before, The imposition 
of the drill was part of the federal 
government's drive to train 
qualified military officers. Any 
college whose student body for- 
med a military company would be 
sent an officer to lead the drills. 

Bowdoin students accepted the 
drills, but when a mandatory was 
prescribed, it was, as the Orient 
put it. "the beginning of the end." 

A letter was sent to the 
Governing Boards to protest the 
drills and uniforms, but no action 
was taken. When the drills 
resumed that spring, the op- 
position turned to revolt. Ac- 
cording to faculty records. "On 
May 19 (1874) there was much 
shouting and profanity on 
dispersing from the Artillery 
Drill, on the part of the members 
of the Junior Class." 

Members of the class were 
suspended from the College for 
their rude behavior, and the 
: Juniors, Sophomores, and Fresh- 
men voted in succession to "never 
drill again.'' Members of the 
rebelling clases were sent home 
and the College tried to get 
assurance from Dartmouth 
College that the rebels would not 
be allowed to matriculate there. 

The rebellion would have to be 
considered a success in that the 
drill was made optional the 
following year and all but a 
handful of the protestors were 
allowed to return to Brunswick. 
Full Circle 

Military drills, Vietnam, the 
Grading System, nuclear power, 
and South Africa have all been the 
catalysts for Bowdoin rebellions. 
Have we turned full circle from the 
apathy of the seventies in our 
latest protests? It would appear 
not. But it is refreshing to see 
Bowdoin students with a social 
conscience out of the closet again. 


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Women 's tennis possesses depth 


Despite utilizing twenty-three 
different women in matches so far 
this year, women's tennis coach 
Ed Reid has managed to guide his 
squad to a successful four win, 
three loss record. 

South Portland High was 
handily defeated by the Polar 

Bears by the score of 6-3. In 
singles action sophomores Kathy 
Bernard and Janice Warren were 
successful as were freshmen Terri 
Young and Meg Storey. Bernard 
combined with yet another fresh- 
man, Anne Feeney, to win a 
doubles match and Young and 
Warren also teamed up for a 
doubles victory. 

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And once again, just to remind all our "west coast 
travelers" of those special promotional fares here we 
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Against the University of Maine 
at Orono, last Monday the women 
were not nearly as successful as 
they ran into a tough Black Bear 
squad and dropped a 6-1 decision. 
The only victory was captured by 
the doubles team of freshman Nina 
Williams and senior Nancy 

While the Tufts match was 
rained out, Coach Reid's team 
returned to their winning ways by 
squeezing out a close victory, 
Monday over UPMG, 4-3. 

This weekend a small group of 
racqueteers travels to Amherst to 
compete in the New Englands. 
The final match of the season is 
this coming Tuesday at Colby. The 
season ends a week from 
tomorrow with the State Tour- 
nament, also at Colby. 

Coach Reid says that he is 
pleased with progress shown by all 
the women this year and is looking 
forward to next year when the 
squad will be much stronger, 
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year's underclassmen and the 
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Football wins 

(Continued from page 12) 

The two teams battled to a 
standstill until early in the fourth 
quarter when disaster struck the 
Polar Bears. Peter Geannellis, 
standing on his own 12, prepared 
to punt. However, a bad snap and 
subsequent fumble forced him to 
hold the ball amidst a rush of 
Williams defenders. 

The Ephmen quickly converted 
this error into a touchdown on a 
Greg Collins run off guard and 
with 8 minutes left, it was still 
anybody's game. 

Misaed field goal 

Williams had plenty of op- 
portunities to score, but the 
Bowdoin defense which "bends but 
doesn't break" according to Lentz, 
hung tough. They were helped by 
the inaccurate foot of kicker-split 
end Ken Hollingsworth. With 2:13 
left, Hollingsworth attempted a 
chip-shot 27 yard field goal, which, 
much to his chagrin, hit the 
crossbar and bounced back onto 
the field. Bowdoin did nothing on 
four downs and was forced to 
punt. With only 51 seconds left, 
the game seemed reasonably safe. 
But the Ephmen drove downfield 
on two quick passes and were 
again within field goal range. 
Hollingsworth came in for one last 
chance to put Williams on top but, 


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Booters 6-1 
on the year 


In a muddy 4-0 finale over Hyde 
School last Tuesday, the women's 
soccer team completed an ex- 
tremely successful season with a 6- 
1 record. 

Several strategic mudpuddles 
became definite obstacles to 
smooth play, but the Polar Bears 
refused to let the slop slow them. 

Grant scores 

The scoring began with one of 
the prettiest goals of the season 
when Nan Giancola sent off a right 
corner cross to Carol Grant, who 
neatly headed it into the net. 

The second goal came close to 
rivaling the first in perfection, 
when Lucy Crocker boomed in a 
shot from about 25 yards out that 
sleekly sailed over the goalie and 
under the crossbar. 

In the second half Bowdoin 
nearly had a third flawless score 
on a free kick from Sarah Gates to 
Nan Giancola, who slammed it in 
the corner of the goal. However, 
some confusion resulted over 
whether the ball had slipped under 
the side of the net. and it was 
called back. 

Birdsall gets two 

Jessica Birdsall monopolized the 
official second half scoring, 
utilizing her speed and excellent 
ball control to twice break free and 
send beautiful shots past the 

Before the game was even over 
Coach Bicknell and his Bears were 
looking forward to next year's 
season and the hope of attaining 
varsity status. 

on that day, to coin a phrase, 
"there was no joy in William - 
stown; the mighty Ephmen had 
struck out." 

Tomorrow, the Polar Bears will 
face perhaps their stiffest 
challenge of the year when they 
take on Middlebury at Pickard 
Field at 1:30 p.m. Middlebury is 
undefeated on the year and has 
averaged 36 points per game, 
while allowing but five. However, 
given Bowdoin's recently 
displayed penchant for upsets, 
anything could happen in the 
game. The Polar Bears have put 
together two strong victories 
back-to-back, and with the sup- 
port of the home crowd tomorrow 
and a week of spirited practices 
behind them, this could be the 
start of big things for this year's 
football team. 

tjOCC€f • • • 

(Continued from page 12) 

impressive victory at Colby, the 
Bears have lost two and tied two 
and have scored only two goals in 
doing so. The defense has con- 
tinued to be outstanding, giving 
up only five goals in the same 

There is no rest on the horizon 
for Coach Butt's squad as they face 
perennial powerhouse Babson 11 
on the season, tomorrow at 
Pickard Field at 12 noon. Babson 
dealt the Polar Bears their lone 
regular season loss last year by 
the score of 2-1. Following Babson. 
the team travels to Wesleyan next 
week and closes the regular season 
schedule with a rematch at home 
against Bates. 




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Williams upset 

Football topples Ephmen 


There was only one drawback to 
Bowdoin's dramatic 23-21 triumph 
over Williams last Saturday: it 
didn't happen at home. Not- 
withstanding, the Bears showed 
the Purple Cows and their 2.300 
fans that Brunswick, Maine is 
more than just a dot on the map 
somewhere up north. The Polar 
Bears, underdogs to the tune of 
two and one-half touchdowns, 
weren't fazed and, as the final 
score surely indicates, handed the 
Ephmen an embarassing upset 
they won't soon forget. 

"We were fortunate that we had 
success moving the ball early." 
said Head Coach Jim Lentz. On 
their first possession, the Polar 
Bears put together a 53-yard 
march and took the early lead, 7-0, 
on a Rip Kinkle ramble with a 
pitchout from quarterback Jay 
Pensavalle and Alfie Himmelrich's 
extra point. The key plays of the 
drive were two Pensavalle aerials, 
an 18-yarder to Dan Spears and a 
16-yarder to Rich Newman, who 
had an outstanding day catching 

five passes for 101 yards. 

The Ephmen battled right back, 
however, and capitalized on a 
Kinkel fumble deep in Bowdoin 
territory to tie the game 7-7. The 
touchdown was scored on a plunge 
by Gus Nuzzolese. Ken 
Hollingsworth, who had an unkind 
fate in store for him later in the 
game, added the extra point. 

Bears regain 

Kinkel and Tom Sciolla, 
Bowdoin's deadly duo in the back- 
field, decided at this point to have 
a little fun with the Williams 
defense. With considerable help 
from the Bears' underrated of- 
fensive line, the pair mixed dives 
and pitchouts, driving 73 yards in 
10 plays. Bowdoin broke ahead on 
a score by Sciolla from 2 yards out. 
The tally gave Sciolla 35 yards on 
the drive, with Kinkel's 38, ac- 
counted for all the action. Him- 
melrich's extra point attempt was 
"no good, ane score stood at 
Bowdoin 13, Williams 7. 

But not for long. Early in the 
second quarter, Williams put 
together a spectacular 99 yard 

drive, highlighted by the running 
of Nuzzolese. Dave Massucco tied 
the game with a three yard dive 
and Hollingsworth put Williams 
ahead 14-13. 

With time running out in the 
first half, Polar Bear linebacker 
Mike Bradley intercepted a Bill 
Whelan pass on his own 30. 
Although the prospects of a score 
looked bleak, Pensavalle got right 
to work. Two quick passes moved 
the Bears into Williams territory, 
and then Bowdoin got a lucky 
break when an Ephman defensive 
back was called for interference on 
his own 13. Alfie Himmelrich came 
in as the half ended and showed he 
could produce under pressure. His 
30-yard field goal, which would 
provide the eventual margin of 
victory, put the Bears ahead 16-14 
and gave them a tremendous 
psychological lift. 

Newman touchdown 

Bowdoin rode this momentum 
and capitalized on several 
Williams penalties to roll down- 
field and score on the opening 
drive of the second half. Pen- 
savalle found Newman all alone in 
the end zone for the tally and 
Himmelrich's kick gave Bowdoin a 
comfortable, if somewhat tenuous, 
23-14 lead. 

(Coniiniiccl mi p.igr I I) 

Molly Hoagland attempts to put the ball in the net in first half 
action against UMPG. Bowdoin won the game last Tuesday, 2-0. 

F-hockey tops UMPG 


Sporting a revamped offense, 
the varsity field hockey team 
defeated University of Maine at 
Portland/Gorham by the score of 
2-0 at Pickard Field last Tuesday. 

Attempting to find an answer to 
the team's lack of offense, Coach 
Sally LaPointe shuffled her lineup 
and the result seems to have paid 
off. Early in the first half Bowdoin 
drew first blood as senior captain 
Sally Clayton scored on a penalty 
shot. Although the score remained 
at 1-0 throughout the remainder of 
the first half, the Polar Bears 
dominated the action and kept the 
ball down in UMPG's portion of 
the field the vast majority of the 

Takott scores 

In the second half, LaPointe's 
women continued to take the play 
away from Pogo. Trish Talcott, a 
junior, scored the first goal of her 
varsity career on a penalty corner. 
Moving Talcott from defense to 

attack was one of the major 
changes introduced by Coach 
LaPointe. According to LaPointe, 
Talcott was moved to the front line 
to take advantage of her "powerful 

Goalie Iris Davis was forced to 
make only two saves while the 
UMPG net-minder turned away 
nine shots aside from the scores by 
Clayton and Talcott. 

The junior varsity game that 
followed also resulted in a 2-0 
Polar Bear win. Scoring for 
Bowdoin were Jeanne Marshall 
and Helen Pelletier. Amanda Ng 
stopped both of the shots on net 
that UMPG managed to take. 

B.C. next 

The next contest for the varsity 
is set for this Saturday when it will 
face Boston College at home. BC is 
a new and challenging addition to 
the schedule and should serve as 
good preparation for Bates, next 
Tuesday and the State Tour- 
nament next weekend. 

Freshman Peter Cooper sweeps left end behind Tom Sciolla. 
Cooper has scored two touchdowns on the year. Orient/Gould 

Lack of scoring punch 
stymies Bear hooters 


The men's varsity soccer team 
continued its mediocre play this 
past week as they dropped a 2-0 
decision to Williams last Saturday 
and fought Colby to a scoreless tie 
on Wednesday.* 

Against the Ephmen, the Polar 
Bears were outshot ten to eight in 
a game that was fairly even in the 
midfield zone, and won by 
Williams in the goal areas. As 
evidence of the Bears lack of of 
fense in recent games, the 

NESC AC hard on Bears 


Last Saturday, both the men's 
and women's cross-country teams 
traveled to Amherst to compete in 
the Third New England Small 
College Athletic Conference 
Cross-Country Meet. 

The weather, raining and cold, 
not only made for slower times 
overall, but also seemed to 
dampen the performance of the 
Polar Bears. The women's team 
placed seventh out of nine, with a 
final score of 127; while the men 
finished fifth out of ten teams, 
with a final score of 175. 

Finishing first for the men's 
team, and second overall, was 
senior captain Bruce Freme. 
Freme was edged out of first place 
in the stretch, finishing only one 
second behind the first place 
Bates' runner, Greg Peters. 

The next Polar Bear to finish 
was sophomore Tom Mitchell, who 
placed thirty-first overall. 
Following Mitchell were freshman 
Glen Snyder, junior Greg Kerr, 
senior Dave Milne, sophomore 
Dave Kunicki, and freshman Doug 
Ingersoll. Ingersoll, a high finisher 
in many of the team's previous 
meets, was hampered by an "off 
and on" leg problem. 

Though the Polar Bears do not 
stand much of a chance of toppling 
Bates, who crushed the opposition 
in the NESCAC's by placing five 
runners in the top eight, the 
harriers are hoping for a better 
performance tomorrow at Colby, 
where they race in the State of 
Maine Invitational. 

The women's cross-country 
team did not fare much better than 
the men in the NESCAC meet, 
though they did exhibit much 
greater depth. Sophomore Evelyn 
Hewson finished first for the Polar 
Bears, and eighteenth overall. 

The next Polar Bear to complete 
the course was freshman Connie 
Langer, who placed twenth- 
second overall. She was directly 
followed by sophomore Sheila 
Turner, and then by Beth Flan- 
ders and Ann Haworth. Elizabeth 
Davis, in her first meet after a 
knee injury, finished thirty-eighth 
overall, while Anne Chapin 
rounded out the Bowdoin runners. 

The Polar Bears complete their 
season tomorrow at the University 
of Massachusetts in the New 

A \ 

There will be a meeting of all 

those interested in going out 
for Winter Track in Coach 
Sabasteanski's office at 4:45 
p.m. next Monday, October 
24th. Sabe's office is located 
right next to the cage on the 
first floor of the Sargent 
Gymnasium. No prior track 
experience is needed. 

The Brunswick Youth Soccer 
team, coached by Sue Siatras 
and Galinda Rickles, will play 
the U.S.S. Brown team on 
Saturday at 11 a.m. at Pickard 
Field, preceding Bowdoin's 
match with Babson College. 

Williams goalie was forced to 
make only four saves while fresh- 
man net-tender Kevin Kennedy 
made eleven. 

This loss lowered the Polar 
Bears' record to three wins, two 
losses, and two ties. After a 
promising start (three wins and a 
tie in the first four games) the 
offense has foundered as of late 
and the Bears have simply been 
unable to put the ball in the net. 

Last Wednesday Coach Charlie 
Butt's men were expected to snap 
out of their doldrums when they 
faced Colby, a team they had 
previously defeated quite handily, 
4-1. at Waterville. The Bears' 
defense was up to its usual fine job 
as senior tri-captain Ben Sax 
cleared everything that came near 
the Bowdoin net. 

Much of the play was con- 
centrated in the Colby end of the 
field in both the first and second 
halves in addition to the two 
overtime periods. The offense, 
while suffering from several bad 
breaks, such as having an ap- 
parent goal called back on an 
offsides call, again was unable to 
get the ball past the Colby goalie 
and the game ended in a scoreless 

In the four games since their 

(Continued on page 11) 

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Students put forth exam revision 


About twenty-five students, 
two professors, and an ad- 
ministrator met for an hour in the 
dimly-lit Main Lounge Wednesday 
afternoon and traded views and 
opinions on the issue of whether 
final examinations here should be 

The tone was constructive, the 
mood subdued, and the 
suggestions rational. Most of those 
present were well-versed in the 
particulars of the problem, and so 
the discussion centered around the 
task of defining and evaluating the 
reasons why the self-scheduling of 
exams would be a worthwhile 
innovation at Bowdoin. 

At first it was assumed that 
cheating and the Honor Code were 
at the center of the argument: 

"Somehow we had to motivate 
ourselves and the rest of the 
people in this College not to 
cheat," said Kevin Klamm 79, a 
student representative to the 
Recording Committee of the 

But as discussion progressed, it 
became apparent that there were 
other perhaps more powerful 
barriers to the changeover to self- 
scheduled. Dean of Students 
Wendy Fairey suggested a few: 
inertia ("There has to be an 
awfully good reason to involve us 
in this hassle."), and money (the 
costs of implementing a semi- 
regulated process that would 
involve envelopes and receipts and 
monitors) . 

Professor William Whiteside, 
who has somehow managed to find 

Pubs endure new law 


After eight days of a twenty 
year old drinking age in Maine, 
spokesmen for the Ruffled Grouse, 
the Bowdoin SteakhOuse, and 
Vincenzo's Restaurant say there 
hasn't been much difference in 
profits yet. The owners cited 
several factors for whatever 
change in business there might be 
for them, at the same time 
stressing that they were in favor 
of an eighteen years of age 
drinking law. 

"Too early for me to tell," Joe 
Ciampoli, owner of the Ruffled 
Grouse said; he reported a drop in 
business last Friday and Saturday 
nights, but he wasn't sure whether 
it was because of the law, or of the 
College's vacation that weekend. 

Andy Atripaldi, owner of 
Vincenzo's, and Dana Goodwin, of 
the Bowdoin Steakhouse, ex- 
pressed similar views. Atripaldi 
didn't think the law would affect 

him seriously; he quoted an eight 
to ten percent business loss, 
mostly in night sales. 

According to Ciampoli, business 
should eventually go back to 
normal; if the new drinking age 
stayed in effect, his revenues 
would remain as they were before, 
he believes. The Bowdoin had 
always gotten a limited number of 
eighteen and nineteen year old 
drinkers anyway, Goodwin 
commented, and he wasn't sure 
how much of his liquor sales came 
from that age group to begin with. 
At the same time, he said he 
"should be surprised." if he lost 
over twenty five percent of his 
liquor sales and twenty percent of 
his customers, all the while 
stipulating that these figures 
were, "just guesses." 

Although they doubted the new 
drinking age would financially 
harm their individual businesses 
(Continued on page- (>) 

The 'Ruffled Grouse', one of the many delights of under-twenty 
drinkers, has not been seriously affected by the new liquor law. 
The owner attributes the recent drop in sales to the October 
break. The 'Bowdoin Steak House' (not shown) has reported an 
8 to 10% drop hi sales. Orient/ Thorndike. 

time to attend virtually every 
student grievance meeting held in 
past years, commented that the 
significance of this issue paled in 
the face of problems such as the 
development of a solid core 
curriculum. "This seems to be 
about as trivial as a pimple on the 
nose," he said. But as others 
pointed out that it is the myriad 
trivialties taken together that 
purportedly make Bowdoin "a 
small liberal arts college where the 
individual is central," the 
professor nodded in at least partial 

Many felt that to represent 
Bowdoin as progressive and in- 
novative and its students as 
responsible and at the same time 
shy away from self-scheduling 
because of a lack of confidence in 
student integrity and the strength 
of the Honor Code was 
hypocritical. Said one student: 
"When I signed that (Honor Code! 
card, I was saying I'm honest; the 
faculty, by voting it (self- 
scheduling) down would be saying 
that I'm not." 

Recording Committee 
representative Nancy Bellhouse 
78 suggestd that perhaps things 
have changed significantly since 
Bowdoin's first experiment with 
self-scheduled exams failed six 
years ago. Others felt that the 
change in attitudes and the is- 

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College warn* 
frat houses 
of liquor law 


Maine's new liquor law that 
limits the consumption of alcoholic 
beverages to only those citizens 
over twenty years of age ap- 
parently will affect drinking on 
campus as well as the trade in 

Dean of Students Wendy Fairey 
has asked all fraternity presidents 
to avoid serving alcohol to 
Bowdoin students who have not 
yet reached their twentieth 
birthday. This, in effect, forces the 
fraternities to check student 
identification cards or not serve 
(Continued on p;ige 4) 

Anthropology Professor David Kertzer is waging war against 
the encroachment of new zoning laws in the residential area of 
upper Maine Street. Orient/Thorndike. 

Kertzer leads local group 
fighting zoning law rules 


The Brunswick Zoning Board is 
facing stiff opposition to a plan to 
allow commercial business offices 
onto upper Maine Street. The 
College Park Homeowners 
Association (CFHA), led by 
Bowdoin's own David Kertzer. 
Assistant Professor of An- 
thropology, has gone as far as the 
Maine Superior Court of Portland 
to stop the Board and is very near 
to forcing a reversal of its decision. 

According to CPHA president 
Kertzer, the battle began in 
December of 1975 when the 
residents of College Park were 
told of a plan to use one of the 
houses as offices for their lawyers. 
Attorney James G. Palmer, one of 
the three lawyers, went to the 
board asking that they see this 
case as an exception to the zoning 
laws and allow the construction of 
a ten-car parking lot along with 
the offices. 

Kertzer, whose house is next 
door to the offices, quickly became 
involved with a group of residents 
and went to the Zoning Board 
hearing to oppose the plan. The 
residents argued that the plan did 
not meet the requirements 
outlined by the zoning law and 
that the offices and parking lot 

would devalue their property. 

Despite their arguments the 
Zoning Board ruled in favor of 
Palmer. The CPHA immediately 
raised lawyer fees and took their 
case to the Superior Court of 

The residents held that the 
Zoning Board had voted with a 
conflict of interests since two of 
the members were close friends of 
Palmer's and the alternate 
members had not been used in 
their place. They also argued that 
Palmer did not adequately prove 
his case that it would not harm the 
neighborhood, as required by law. 
Lastly, they claimed that the exact 
plan had not been submitted to the 
Board before it was approved. 

The Court ruled in favor of the 
CPHA and required that the 
Zoning Board hear the case 
replacing these two members with 
the alternates. The Brunswick city 
attorney argued that the decision 
was not legal, since it had not 
made it clear that this would be a 
rehearing instead of a hearing. 
Kertzer's group went to the Town 
Council, asking that they stop this 
action by the City Attorney, 
saying that it was a waste of their 
(Continued on page 5) 

Students amass workload mosaic 


Appointed last year by the 
Student Assembly in Town 
Meeting, the five-student Faculty 
Workload Committee is currently 
canvassing other liberal arts in- 
stitutions for information on their 
course arrangements, en- 
dowments, and faculty-student 
ratios. The committee's goal is to 
establish where Bowdoin stands in 
the complex and sensitive issue of 
faculty workload and to recom- 
mend, if necessary, alternatives to 
the College's present system. 

Mass of data 

According to Chairman of the 
Executive Board Jamie Silverstein 
78, the Faculty Workload Com- 
mittee is "drawing conclusions on 
the size and nature of liberal arts 


Beginning this week... 

A three-part discussion 

of Bowdoin's relations 

with Brunswick 

education at Bowdoin College." 
That amorphous task is the chief 
responsibility of Scott Perper 78, 
who chairs the committee and 
who, with his associates, has 
compiled an ever-growing mass of 
data that focuses on how many 
courses a professor can or should 
teach each semester. 

According to Perper, Bowdoin, 
Middlebury, Wesleyan, and 
Amherst are the only institutions 
of the twenty surveyed where 
professors carry only two courses 

(Continued on page 6) 



FRL, NOV. 4, 1977 



A leaking hose 


acuity workload is a sensitive is- 
sue, and no more so than among the 
faculty. There is still a long way to go 
in mastering the piles of comparative 
data that have been amassed; so far to 
go, in fact, that it might be a long time 
before anything substantive is done. 
But that is nothing new. 

In all the bandying about of com- 
parisons, however, one point seems to 
have been overlooked in the excite- 
ment. In the debate over workload 
there is a nasty tie-in to the bugbear of 
tenure and evaluation of faculty per- 

Just how is this so? Assuming that 
the intent of upping the professor's 
teaching assignments is to tap some 
hitherto dormant pool of talent that 
has been mouldering away with no 
benefit to students, or expended in 
country walks and duckblinds, we find 
that we are talking about squeezing a 
little harder the easygoing faculty 
members who luxuriate in too much 
free time for their salaries — precisely 
those names come up in private con- 
versations about the abuse of the ten- 
ure system's guaranteed income. 

In fine, the scheme is not concerned 
with the very best and active among 
the teaching staff. We should instead 
be at some pains to be sure that they 
are not buried in a snowstorm of blue 
books under a new system, for many 
are at this moment teaching far more 
than a four course load each academic 
year. Nonetheless, it has been persua- 
sively argued that a good teacher can 
manage some increase in work, since 
he or she will meet it with the same 
zeal once lavished upon an easier 

But will the task of one or two more 
courses invigorate a lackadaisical pro- 
fessor who doesn't minister properly 
to what is required now? Assuredly 
not. Before we hash out what, if any, 
increase in the faculty's teaching load 
is just, we will have to meet head-on 
the imperative of judging teaching 
skill and professional competency, 
with all the rancor that will entail. We 
all know that the added burden will 
fall only on those who take their obli- 
gations seriously, lightly on those who 
do not. 

To increase the Bowdoin faculty's 
teaching assignment without examin- 
ing the competency of certain mem- 
bers of that body is to force an extra 
surge of water through a leaking hose. 

Self •scheduling 

he question of whether or not Bow- 
doin students will be scheduling their 
own exams in the near future is pres- 
ently under debate by a segment of the 
College community. It is apparent 
that many students and several pro- 

fessors are presently in favor of the 
scheme. Under such a plan exams 
would no longer be at predetermined, 
specific times, but rather each indi- 
vidual would be responsible for his or 
her own examination schedule. 

The Orient feels that the issue of 
self-scheduled exams is largely an 
unnecessary one. What is the great 
injustice done to students by the pre- 
sent system by which exams are ad- 
ministered? Any individual with a 
conflicting or unmanageable situa-, 
tion has the opportunity to discuss 
such problems with his or her profes- 
sors in order to work out a solution. 

There is, we think, a small portion 
of the student body that would take 
advantage of self-scheduling. Stu- 
dents who continued to abide by the 
Honor Code would thus be at an ex- 
treme disadvantage when their hon- 
estly achieved work proved inferior to 
that done by persons who had used 
self-scheduled examinations for their 
own purposes. Why place such a temp- 
tation in front of these people? 

Self-scheduled exams appear to be a 
fabricated issue; one to occupy the at- 
tention of the College simply because 
there is nothing else of note. The 
Orient hopes that the faculty and stu- 
dent body will turn towards a consid- 
eration of more significant but ne- 
glected aspects of Bowdoin life; for 
example, a core curriculum or affir- 
mative action. 

Our town 


owdoin College and the Town of 
Brunswick have always had a cryptic 
relationship. It is assumed that the 
intercourse between the College and 
the Town is sometimes good and some- 
times bad, but we really do not know 
— we can only guess. 

Although the Orient does not pre- 
tend to bring instant understanding to 
the area of College-Town relations, it 
is helpful to try to illuminate the 
arena in which we operate. In our 
three part series which begins today 
on page three, we hope to aid in "bridg- 
ing the gap" of understanding. 

One point must be kept in mind 
when we consider our relationship 
with the town. It is easy to compla- 
cently point to the contribution Bow- 
doin makes to the surrounding area, 
but let us not lose sight of the fact that 
Brunswick makes a vital contribution 
to the College as well. 

The town that was called Pejepscot 
in 1648 when first settled has since 
grown into Brunswick, a large town 
by Maine standards. We take for 
granted the support given by local 
merchants, police and government. 
But it is a symbiotic, not a one way 

This week we will examine Bow- 
doin's economic effect on Brunswick, 
and it is a substantial one. But let us 
not become so proud of ourselves that 
we forget that we are just as depen- 
dent on Brunswick as Brunswick is on 


Faculty workload 


Approximately one year ago, 
the Executive Board appointed a 
student committee to investigate 
faculty workloads at Bowdoin 
College. A number of students 
were concerned, and still are, 
about the size of classes and the 
limited variety of courses ser- 
vicing an expanding student body. 
As a member of that committee, I 
realize now how naive we were 
then, and how complicated a 
problem we chose to investigate. I 
do not pretend to have the an- 
swers, or even claim to fully 
understand the varibles involved, 
but I do have a number of ob- 
servations and suggestions. 

During the past year we wrote 
to nineteen "Small New England 
Liberal Arts Colleges" for a 
comparison study of faculty 
workloads. We found Bowdoin, 
Wesleyan, Middlebury, and 
Amherst to be the only colleges 
from those surveyed which 
required the faculty to teach only 
four courses during the academic 
year. The other sixteen colleges 
have moved to a five course load 
per year, or in many cases, a six 
course load per year. 

In addition to our comparison 
survey, we carefully examined 
Bowdoin, concentrating on class 
size, variety of courses, and 
departmental policies on the 
required number of courses to be 
taught by an individual faculty 
member. We found, for example, 
that faculty in some Bowdoin 
departments teach one and two 
thirds courses per semester, while 
other departments require a three 
course load one semester followed 
by a two course load the following 
semester. On the average. 
Bowdoin faculty each teach two 
classes per semester. In addition, 
most faculty direct a relatively 
large number of independent 
studies. Thus any changes in work 
load must take into account these 
exIsttTTg-departmental differences. 
J The most persistant problem is, 
that while student enrollment has 
increased by nearly 500, the 
number of faculty members has 
been frozen. The repercussions of 
this policy have been heavily felt 

in the classroom, and is probably 
the main contributor to the 
problems faced today. 

However, while expanding the 
faculty will alleviate some of the 
problems, Bowdoin is not in an 
economic position to rely on this 
type of policy to end our 
curriculum dificiences. I feel that 
Bowdoin must move to a policy 
that requires faculty to teach at 
least five courses per year. Only 
by pursuing a policy that includes 
expanding faculty size and in- 
creasing faculty cours load can 
Bowdoin satisfy the needs of the 
students without putting unfair 
new burdens on the Bowdoin 

With this new policy comes 
many questions that must be 
answered before its im- 
plementation. A system must be 
established to equalize the class 
sizes in a five course load. It is 
obvious that a burden of five 
classes, each with over fifty 
students, would not be the same as 
a five course load with classes of 
twenty. Policy should include a 
formula to help equalize course 
distribution and protect those 
professors who already suffer 
from heavily enrolled courses. 
Additional problems also need 
evaluation before implementation 
of the five course-load plan. These 
include the independent study 
program, the credit received for 
labs, and the number of different 
course preparations expected from 
the faculty member per year. 

It is wrong to conclude that I 
feel the Bowdoin faculty does not 
work hard. Many faculty members 
are hard working, while others 
leave obligations unfulfilled. The 
inequalities among the faculty and 
the uneconomic allocation of 
faculty resources are issues that 
must be addressed at Bowdoin. 

This should happen through 
open discussion that includes 
faculty and students, each group 
bringing a different perspective to 
the problem. I hope the faculty 
will join the students in an open- 
minded discussion of the problem, 
and together we may come to 
agree on a solution that will 
benefit all who are involved. 


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FRI., NOV. 4, 1977 



Bowdoin and the Town: Part 1 

Bowdoin bolsters town economy 


3ther of the local merchants. "Air into the Brunswick economy 
travel has doubled, if not tripled, new students set up checking and 
among college savings accounts, fa more 

since 1962 
students," says Hagan. 

A large proportion of Stowe 
Travel's business comes from 
students and faculty at Bowdoin 
"Certainly one third of it comes 

students deposit money, cash 
available for loans increases. "If 
money is available, the town 
benefits," said DeWachter. No 
recent estimate has been made of 

from the College," estimates the exact total of deposits made by 
Hagan. This translates to roughly Bowdoin students and employees. 

Mr. A. E. DeWachter, President of the Brunswick Chamber of Commerce, was one of the people 
interviewed concerning Bowdoin's economic ties with the town. Were the College to vanish from 
the scene, DeWachter feels that Brunswick would lose that "attractiveness with which we de- 
scribe ourselves as a college town." Orient/Eveleth. 

Bowdoin College, established in 
1 794 as a liberal arts college, has 
had a relationship with the Town 
of Brunswick that is not always 
understood by students, faculty, 
or townspeople. In an effort to 
explore the effect of Bowdoin on 
Brunwick, the Orient presents this 
article as the first of a series of 
stories on Bowdoin and its 
surroundings. This week we 
examine the College's economic 
effect on Brunswick: 


Although its absence would not 
have a crippling effect on Brun- 
swick's economy, Bowdoin College 
does have a substantial effect on 
business and investment in the 
town, according to area 

Five years ago, the Public 
Affairs Research Center of 
Bowdoin College undertook the 
measurement of the economic 
impact of the College on the Town 
of Brunswick. "Although the value 
and the costs of a college to the 
community in which it is situated 
cannot be measured solely in 
terms of dollars and cents, it is 
believed that such measures can 
provide a first approximation to 
the actual impact," wrote the 
author of the PARC study. Carl E. 

Major Impact 

Area businessmen still cannot 
put an exact dollar value on the 
effect of the College, yet they all 
agree it is a large one. If Bowdoin 
were suddenly to disappear, "It 
wouldn't cause many businesses to 
fail, but it would make a major 
impact on the tenor of the way the 
town acts. It would bring to an end 
the attractiveness with which we 
describe ourselves as a college 
town," -said A. E. DeWachter, 
Executive Director of the 
Brunswick Area Chamber of 
Commerce. Dollar amounts can 
only be put on certain of the 
College's contributions. 

Bowdoin is the third largest 
employer in this area, trailing only 
the Bath Iron Works and the 
Brunswick Naval Air Station. L.L.- 
Beans is the fourth largest source 
of employment. According to 

Thomas Libby, Bursar of the 
College, Bowdoin presently 
employs approximately 500 town 
residents. This results in the 
infusion of "just under" six million 
dollars every year, says Libby. 

Not only is the College a large 
source of jobs, but the em- 
ployment is not based on govern- 
ment contracts as the Iron Works 
or Air Station are. "It's stable 
employment," said DeWachter," 
"But of even more importance is 
the range of employment." The 
College's 500 employees include 
faculty, staff, clerical and main- 
tenance workers. 


The range of College employees 
contributes to a "cosmopolitan 
attitude," according to 
DeWachter. A college town at- 
mosphere is just as important to 
area businessmen as the infusion 
of dollars to the local economy. 

College students and faculty 
members tend to , expect, more 
from local businesses than 
townspeople, according to 
DeWachter, which forces 
storeowners to stock more diverse 
items. Diversity, a quality that 
can not be measured, makes 
Brunswick a more desirable place 
to shop. Brunswick has ap- 
proximately 16,000 residents. 
Because it is a "shopping hub," it is 
attractive to shoppers in a 25 mile 
radius. As DeWachter puts it, 
"The name of the game is potential 

Bowdoin students also spend a 
considerable amount of money in 
local stores. Dale Arnold 78, 
Manager of the Good Sports, 
estimates that Bowdoin students 
are 15% of his total business. 
"That is considerable considering 
that students are only here seven 
months of the year," he com- 
mented. The Good Sports sells 
athletic footwear, squash racquets 
and hockey equipment in large 
quantity to students. 


Bowdoin does attract some 
businesses to Brunswick. 
"Bowdoin was a major factor in 
locating the business here," said 

Arnold. The owner of the store, 
Rob Jarratt, is a Bowdoin alumnus 
who saw the potential of locating a 
business near the College. 

Another Bowdoin alumnus, 
Harvey Davis '68, perceived the 
business potential in Brunswick 
and created Manassas Ltd., a 
record shop, across Maine Street 
from the campus. Although Davis 
estimates that 20 percent of his 
business comes from Bowdoin, he 
does not think that the College's 
contribution to his store is really 

Davis depends on heavy ad- 
vertising to attract customers 
from the area. "With regional 
advertising we draw people from 
all around," he said. Davis notes 
with pleasure that his revenue 
does not drop noticeably during 
college vacations. "I'd hate to be in 
that position," he stated. 

Clint Hagan, Vice President ui 
the Stowe Travel Agency, thinks 
Bowdoin makes a larger con- 
tribution to his business than any 

$25-50,000 in sales. 

Well aware 

If > Bowdoin somehow disap- 
peared, "It would have an adverse 
effect on the area," says Hagan. 
"The students spend a great deal 
of money and most of the mer- 
chants are well aware of that." 

None of the merchants we 
talked to in this informal survey 
reported any trouble in their 
business dealings with Bowdoin 
students or faculty. "They are the 
easiest clientele we have," 
remarked Arnold. He attributes 
the dearth of problems to the 
"degree of sophistication" of 
Bowdoin shoppers. 

Hagan agrees with Arnold's 
assessment of College-Town 
business transactions. "We've had 
the best relationship with students 
that we've had in twenty years," 
he said. Hagan enjoys the 
challenge of keeping one step 
ahead of the well versed Bowdoin 

Important role 

DeWachter is convinced that 
the College has had a substantial 
effect on the growth of Brunswick 
business. "Brunswick has led the 
state in percent increase in sales 
since 1966," he points out, "The 
College has to play an important 
role in that." 

Coeducation has the most 
significant effect on buying habits 
of Bowdoin students, according to 
DeWachter, who has served as 
Executive Director of the 
Chamber of Commerce for ten 
years. "As the College has gone 
coed, the impact on sales has been 
out of proportion to their num- 
bers. You certainly see the College 
girls downtown shopping." 

Area bankers look forward to 
the annual fall infusion of money 


The five year old PARC study. 
"The Economic Impact of Bowdoin 
College on the Town of Brun- 
swick," provides the most in depth 
analysis of the College's financial 
impact in recent years. Despite 
the age of the report, the figures 
are staggering. 

In 1971, the College-related 
business volume, which includes 
College, employee, student and 
visitor expenditures, were more 
than 3.9 million dollars. The PARC 
report estimated that the College 
deprived the town of only 60 
thousand dollars in potential sales 
due to the Moulton Union 

The Town government loses a 
small amount of money when 
providing services to the College 
in* the course of a year. Because a 
large portion of College land is tax 
exempt, the Town only collected 
$268,000 in taxes in 1971, in- 
cluding taxes paid by employees. 
This was $23,000 below the cost of 
providing services to Bowdoin. 

Any loss suffered by the 
government is more than offset by 
an expansion in the local economy. 
In 1971, local banks enjoyed an 
expansion of their credit base of 
$1.2 million dollars. Employee 
wages. College expenditures and 
College services also serve as a 
stimulant for the Brunswick area 


Whatever the exact benefits of 
Bowdoin's presence in Brunswick, 
it is apparent that local merchants 
are more than pleased with the 
boost their businesses get from 
student spending. According to 
Hagan, "Merchants are always 
glad to see students on the 

Most of the shops that line Maine Street are to some extent dependent on the College and its 
students. Bowdoin's presence seems to encourage a more cosmopolitan variety hi local stores. A 
national student body has different tastes which Brunswick business usually tries to satisfy. The 
town of Brunswick is something of a shopping center for the part of Maine that finds it too long a 
drive into Portland. Orient/Eveleth. 



FRI., NOV. 4, 1977 

Execs vote parking fees to SAFC 

Gibson Hall, home of the Music Department, will get some inter- 
ior renovation through a grant from the Perkin Fund. 


College gets Perkin grant 
for music room renovation 

President Roger Howell, Jr. 
has announced that the choral 
rehearsal room of the College's 
Harvey Dow Oibson Hall of Music 
is being renovated under a grant 
from The Perkin Fund of New 
Canaan, Conn. 

Kenovations will convert the 
rehearsal room into a multi- 
purpose recital hall and lecture 
room through the installation of 
100 new seats and various 
acoustical and decorative im- 

"The conversion of the choral 
rehearsal room into a recital and 
lecture hall was among our highest 
priorities in altering Gibson Hall to 
meet our growing needs," said 
Professor Elliott S. Schwartz. 
Chairman of the Department of 
Music. "When the work is done, 
we'll have an attractive small 
recital hall, seating about 100, in 
the music building - something 
we've needed very badly. ..We will 
also have a well-equipped lecture 
hall for our larger classes." 

The renovations, which are 
expected to be completed by the 
end of the year, are the first step 
in an overall plan which will in- 
clude converting the present large 
classroom into a new music library 
complete with facilities for 
listening to recorded per- 
formances. Also planned are the 
addition of a climate control 
system to the room which houses 
Bowdoin's early instrument 
collection, remodeling of the 
current library to increase storage 
space for recordings and provide a 
master sound console, and 
creation of a number of small, 
soundproofed practice rooms on 
the building's lower level. 

The Perkin Fund was 
established by the will of the late 
Richard S. Perkin, a scientist who 
was founder and Chairman of the 
Board of the Perkin-Elmer Cor- 
poration of Norwalk, Conn., and 
recipient of an honorary degree 
from Bowdoin in 1966. His son, 
John T. Perkin of Weston, Conn., 
a member of Bowdoin's Class of 
1959, is an Overseer of the College 
and a member of the investment 
banking firm of Blyth, Eastman, 
Dillon and Company in 
Bridgeport, Conn. 

James H. Wilson, a Windsor. 
Conn., mountaineer who has 
climbed some of the worlo's 
highest peaks, will present a 
slide show and discussion 
Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the 
Daggett Lounge. 

While at Bowdoin, Mr. Perkin 
minored in Music and took an 
active interest in musical events. 
After receiving his A.B. degree at 
Bowdoin. he took graduate 
business courses at New York 
University and Harvard. A 
member of Bowdoiji's Board of 
Overseers since 1973, he is a 
former President of the Bowdoin 
Club of Southwestern Connecticut 
and has served as Mid-Atlantic 
Regional Chairman for the 
College's 175th Anniversary 
Campaign Program, a-nation-wide 
fund-raising drive. (BNS) 


Articles asking that the tem- 
peratures in College buildings be 
lowered to sixty degrees and 
establishing a special committee of 
students and faculty members to 
investigate methods of adjusting 
the faculty workload were placed 
on the warrant for the upcoming 
Student Assembly meeting by the 
Executive Board, at their regular 
Tuesday night session this week. 
The Board also voted to turn over 
to the Student Activities Fee 
Committee nearly $1400 in campus 
parking fines, accumulated over 
the past year. 

Presenting an "informal" report 
to the Board at its October 25th 
meeting, Scott Perper '78 calked 
for the inclusion of faculty 
members on the Faculty Workload 
Committee, set up by vote of the 
Assembly last fall. 

"Last year the faculty worked 
separate from the students, and it 
was a mistake. Now the students 
are working separately from the 
faculty," said Perper. He urged 
that the Board ensure that any 
decision reached on the con- 
troversial workload issue be one 
reached jointly, as a result of open 
discussion between students and 
faculty members. 

Some Board members ex- 
pressed frustration with the slow 
progress of the issue and 
questioned Perper's request that 
yet another committee study the 
question. Cathy Frieder '80 urged 
that the Board take positive and 
decisive steps to change the 
faculty workload, instead of 

further deferring action on the 
matter. "Let's show that we can do 
something significant," she said. 

A suggestion that a joint 
student-faculty committee be 
formed and charged with 
reporting back to the Executive 
Board and the Faculty by 
February or March was discussed,, 
but no action was taken by the 
Board at that time. 

After further discussion with 
Perper and among its members at 
last Tuesday's meeting, the Board 
voted to sponsor a warrant article 
for upcoming "town meeting" 
recognizing the need for "a 
realocation of faculty resources." 
The resolution further calls for the 
appointment of three students and 
three faculty members to a 
committee which would report 
back to both the Student 
Assembly and the faculty by 
March 15th of next year. 

In a follow-up to a decision made 
a week ago, the Board voted to 
turn over the more than $1400 it 
presently holds from accumulated 
campus parking fines to the 
Student Activities Fee Committee 
(SAFC). The action came after 
requests by SAFC and Board 
members over a period of weeks. 

The Board will now apply to the 
SAFC for funds to cover its ex- 
penses for the year in the same 
manner as other student 
organizations do to obtain money. 
The SAFC had previously refused 
to allocate the Executive Board 
any amount, in light of the Board's 
substantial income from the 
parking fines. ' 

Sagan promotes cause of space probes 


Although the phrase "cosmic 
loneliness" may indeed be an 
accurate description of the social 
void so often experienced by in- 
tellectual youth of the modern 
day, for at least one night this 
week some of us were forced to 
ponder these words not in terms of 
life beyond Bowdoin College, but 
instead in terms of life beyond the 
planet earth. 

On Monday evening in a 
thoroughly overflowing Pickard 
Theatre. Dr. Carl Sagan, 
astronomer, space scientist and 
Cornell professor lectured on 
"Planetary Exploration as a 
Cultural Endeavor." Sagan is the 
author of among other things, the 
current bestseller Dragons of 
Eden, and the article entitled 
"Life" in the latest edition of the 
Encyclopedia Britannica. 

Sagan is eloquent, entertaining, 
and committed to his field. His 
further commitment to discussing 
his field with those outside of the 
professional world is admirable, as 
is his success in doing so. Would 
that there were one person in 
every field with this commitment 
and ability. 

With a proper mixture of humor 
and arrogance, Sagan launched a 
good defense of the search for 
extra-terrestrial life. Although we 
often speak of the sun, the moon 
and the world, we ought to be 
aware, Sagan warned, that there 
are many suns, many moons and 
indeed a great many worlds 
beyond our own. Ethnocentrism, 
not only with regard to an in- 
dividual culture but with regard to 
our entire form of life will no 
longer be tolerated as we come to 
realize that other forms of life 
exist elsewhere in the cosmos. (As 
to these so-far undiscovered 

forms, Sagan is quick to point out 
that absence of evidence is not 
evidence of absence.) 

Beyond a fairly impressive list 
of the scientific benefits of inter- 
planetary exploration, Sagan 
spoke with rather deep conviction 
on what he called "the traditional 
zest for exploration." It is the 
combination of this zest with a 
certain freedom of thought in 
society which will ultimately lead 
us to grand cultural achievement. 
Here Sagan brings to our attention 
different periods in the earth's 
history in which this seems to have 
been the case. Then, 
acknowledging that exploration is 
most often associated with ex- 
ploitation, Sagan hurries on to call 
the evils of manifest destiny 
"unnecessary" in the field of space 
exploration. Today's goal, he says, 
is neither spices nor gold, but 
instead, knowledge. 

Such purity of human character 
seems, to say the least, to be a 
risky assumption. Though he 
claims that the finding of other 
worlds will have a unifying effect 
upon this world, he never men- 
tions what kind of effect it will 
have upon the worlds found. 

Furthermore, he reminds us 
that planetary exploration will 
provide the possibility of future 
locations for our own already too- 
dense species, thus making human 
self-destruction less likely. Op- 
timist that he is, Sagan has ob- 
viously dismissed the opinion that 
perhaps it is precisely the 
prevention of destruction which 
ought to be prevented. Above his 
poetics, style, and impressive 
credentials, Dr. Sagan must 
certainly be commended most for 
his unflagging faith in humanity. 

As far as priorities go, we know 
where Sagan's lie.. He does take 

time out to remind us that for the 
cost of one Viet Nam war we could 
put a person on Mars, although he 
does not advocate the second 
expenditure anymore than the 
first. What he does advocate is 
modest investment for long-term 
endeavors and massive in- 
vestment for short-term en- 
deavors (because, he explains with 
a first strand of pessimism 
sneaking in, we must first survive 
the short-term in order to justify 
the long-term). 

As Sagan continued on into the 
subjects of cosmic companionship, 
the origin and destiny of our 
world, the galaxies beyond and the 
light years in between, some of us 
found ourselves too-suddenly 
confronted with the realization of 
our own infinitessimal proportions 
and plunged into something of an 
existential identity crisis. Some of 
us wondered where in this high- 
technology, ultra-expansionist 
endeavor was there room for the 
more spiritual quest, while still 
others shook heads at what 
seemed to be the neglect of our 
more immediate and troubled 

Still, Sagan would argue that 
inter-planetary exploration is 
quite the opposite of earthly 
neglect, and that the quest for 
knowledge knows no bounds. And 
so, perhaps the next time we feel 
confined by our present 
surroundings, it will be comforting 
to remember that beyond the 
ascending sun of Bowdoin College, 
exist some 250 billion additional 
suns. And that is in the Milky Way 
Galaxy only. 


There will be an open meet- 

I ing with President-elect En- 
I teman tonight at 9 p.m. in the 
I Daggett Lounge. 

V * 

A week before, acting on a 
motion by Secretary -Treasurer 
Terry Roberts '80, the Board had 
decided to channel all fine money 
collected after November first of 
this year to the SAFC. 

In other business, arrangements 
for the "town meeting" to be held 
Thursday, November 10th were 
completed. Petitions to place 
articles on the warrant have been 
slow in coming in, noted Jaime 
Silverstein '78, but more are 
expected as the meeting day 
draws near. The Board will meet 
Sunday night at 5 p.m. in the 
Crowe's Nest of the Moulton 
Union to consider last-minute 

New liquor law 
to make College 
dry up parties 

(Continued from page 1) 

liquor at all. 

In a ietter to the ten fraternity 
presidents mailed -last week, 
Fairey reminded them of their 
responsibility to comply with the 
new law. "The College urges that 
your House abide by the new 
Maine drinking law. You will be in 
violation of the law if you sell or 
serve alcoholic beverages to 
anyone under twenty years of 
age," she pointed out. 

Fraternities appear ready to 
skirt the law by chipping in to 
avoid charging underage drinkers. 
The understanding of the law is 
that a fraternity is a private 
residence and may serve alcohol at 
private parties. Peter Bernard '79, 
President of Chi Psi, does not 
think the new law will have a 
substantial affect on fraternity 
drinking. "Until a fraternity is 
punished, I don't see that frat 
parties will change at all," he said. 

When the minimum drinking 
age was 21, several years ago, 
fraternities did not have many 
run-ins with local police unless 
noise forced neighbors to com- 
plain. Bowdoin frats are operating 
under the assumption that the no- 
harm, no-action policy will con- 

College-sponsored parties will 
now be "dry" due to the new law. 
"Obviously, it is going to affect 
Senior Center parties," Bernard 
commented. The first indication 
that College connected parties 
would not allow liquor came on 
Monday at the Senior Class' 
Halloween Masquerade party. 
Only dounts and cider were 

Because the new law is only two 
weeks old, it is still hard to tell 
what its effect will be on the 
Bowdoin social scene. However, 
according to Fairey, "I think it will 
have considerable effect." 

"America's Spirit," the Hyde 
School production which has 
been acclaimed by audiences 
throughout the East, will be 
performed at Bowdoin 
Saturday in the Pickard 
Theater for the benefit of 
Project BABE. Tickets for the 
8 p.m. show are $2 for students 
and $3 for adults. They may be 
purchased in advance at the 
M.U. Information Desk. 

An exhibition of wildlife 
paintings by D. Crosby Brown 
of Lincoln, Me., will be placed 
on display in the Lancaster 
Lounge Friday. 

FRI M NOV.4,197^ 



Prof hits erroneous zones 


(Continued from page 1) 

money and that of the taxpayers. 
The council voted against their 
wishes by an 8 to 1 margin. 

After two years of legal 
struggle, the Zoning Board was 
finally told to rehear the case. The 
CPHA showed up at the hearing, 
on October 18, 1977, represented 
by 55 homeowners and ac- 
companied by a real estate broker, 
who testified that the action would 
devalue their property. 

The meeting lasted for five 
hours, with each side presenting 
its case. At 12:30, the Board 
decided that it was too late to 
come to a decision and reset the 
hearing for Monday, November 


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After two years of battling, 
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He said that this is the classic case 
of the future of a neighborhood 
being decided. "If the Board allows 
him (Palmer) to open the offices, 
then it will be impossible to deny 
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the law." he remarked. The CPHA 
feels that once the offices begin 
moving into houses on upper 
Maine Street, homeowners will no 
longer want to live there. This, 
they say, will signal the end of this 
area as a residential district. "We 
could very quickly be surrounded 
by a sea of parking lots, and the 
College could find itself with 
commercial district on both sides," 
Kertzer predicted. 

Whatever the outcome, Kert- 
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preserve their neighborhood. "The 
people are really charged up about 
this, and if the Board goes by the 
zoning laws there is no way we can 
lose," he concluded. 



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To the Editor: 

Despite the "new" look of our 
highly disciplined campus police, 
(mind you, that's campus police, 
not campus security) I wonder if 
they are adequately equipped to 
deal with the potential disastrous 
crimes which may occur on the 
Bowdoin College campus. They 
may appear trained and qualified 
to deal with massive Coleman- 
Baxter encounters, riotous parties 
filled with drunken James 
Bowdoin scholars, and occasional 
suspicious pot-smoking townies. 

But, are they amply equipped to 
deal with what may occur? One 
has to realize that this campus 
police force is operating in the 
dan genius town of Brunswick, 
Maine. Shouldn't they be required 
to wear riot helmets as well as 
carry loaded 45 caliber magnum 
pistols? I wouldn't feel safe if I 
didn't think that my campus police 
force had the capability of killing 
with ease frpm one hundred feet 
any person criminally insane 
enough to walk the campus at 
night without a Bowdoin College 

Keep up the good work, campus 

Adam Hubiey 78 


To the Editor: 

The posters read "Gripe". 
Perhaps this is too strong a word 
for getting people to gather ar- 
ticles for a Town Meeting. But is it 
really too strong? The student 
body gathers twice a year in order 
to discuss issues and make 
decisions about problems facing 
them and the college-at-large. In 
two nights the students set their 
goals for the year. 

The first night is coming soon. 
The town meeting for the first 
semester is set for November 10 at 
the Senior Center. Each and every 
student is an integral member of 
the decision making process at 
Bowdoin. What's wrong with 
Bowdoin? How can we improve 
our college? Pick up a warrant at 
the information desk. Go to lunch 
and get twenty signatures. It's 
that simple. Get involved. It's 
your college. Show up at the town 
meeting on November 10. It's only 
one night a semester. Play a part 
in the decision making process. 
Let your feelings be heard. Is 
"Gripe" really too strong a word? 

Ken Harvey '80 


To the Editor: 

What's all this nonsense we're 
hearing about conservation and no 
nukes? How in hell are they 

Conservation alone cannot stop 
nuclear power. But it can, on a 
massive level, demonstrate that 
no apparent "need" for nukes 
exists. This is how everyone, if he 
does nothing else, can help fight 
a oison Power. A conservation 
ethic as part of a higher social 
consciousness must be adopted by 
the people if they wish to stand 
their ground against the invading 
Nukes, which so far have been 
able to elicit the support of their 
victims. We must no longer think 
in those terms our enemies would 
have us. We can no longer think in 
the context of conveniences, but 
rather possibilities — what we 
must do. 

How can we conserve? Probably 
the biggest step we can take is to 

use our cars much less. Better yet, 
only when we need them. This will 
free more petroleum to be used in 
the generation of electricity. This 
will of course require a national 
program, such as rationing. We 
can also cut down considerably on 
lighting and heating (another 
consumer of petroleum). Right 
here at Bowdoin, Allison Conway 
is authoring a proposal to the 
student assembly to cut the 
heating in the buildings down to 
somewhere in the area of 60 
degrees. Please lend your support 
to that. I am told that the physical 
plant department has been 
reducing the wattage of lights 
around campus, and I think the 
wattage can be reduced more 
without any harm. What do you 

There will have to be voluntary 
conservation as well. 

Wait! How much light do you 
need? Try it in the dark. And are 
your fingers too fragile to operate 
a manual typewriter? Hitchhike, 
take the bus, ride a bike, or foot it. 
While you're at it, don't just 
conserve gas and electricity: 
recycle all your paper; insist on a 
glass instead of paper cup in the 
cafeteria; use biodegradable 
detergent and shampoo. 

But I hear it argued, as though 
this sealed the matter, that the 
utilities will raise their rates. Why 
is money the big concern? I 
thought it was an energy crisis. If 
electricity is that expensive, don't 
use it. And if the utilities become 
too irresponsible, we'll have to 
deal with them in another way. I 
want to get back to money. It is 
precisely this mentality — which 
we take to be expediency because 
of our nearsighted frailties, but is 
really inexpediency in light of the 
total picture — that we must 
penetrate if we expect to ac- 
complish anything. Driving cars 
may appear to be expedient by 
"saving" time (we ignore the time 
and money involved in acquiring 
this time saver), but is such 
practice expedient in the context 
of a healthy environment and 
people? Money and time. Methinks 
these are selfish and misleading 
concerns. We drive our cars to 
save time. Then we proceed to 
drink, and we consume the time 
we save. And all the while we 
chuckle at the fool who prefers the 
healthy intoxication of a walk. 

P.S. Watch for notices of an 
anti-nuke group organizational 

Todd Buchanan '80 


To the Editor: 

... the normalization process ran aid many in 
achieving complete independence and social in 
legralion; a great number will h«' helped in 
developing relative independent-)' though they may 
always need various kinds of assistance to various 
degrees: even the relatively few who are severely 
or profoundly retarded, or who are afflicted with 
complicating medical, psychological, or social 
handicaps will, no matter how dependent they may 
be. have life conditions, facilities, and services that 
follow the normal patterns ol society. 

This quotation comes from an 
essay included in the packet of 
reading material which is handed 
to Bowdoin students participating 
in Project BABE ( — volunteers 
working with the emotionally 
disturbed kids at the Bancroft 
North School). I am participating 
in Project BABE. At this moment 
I am "off" (duty), sitting down by 
the sea on a rock near an old boat 
of bleached wood, by seaweed, and 
lobster traps. It's quiet, and I'm 
thinking. There is so much which 
is confusing to deal with in my 
mind. The above quotation and the 
work we do here is very confusing. 

The world is confusing. 

I am with the Primary group. I 
stimulate thirteen year olds with 
grim backgrounds to come out of 
the realities of their own separate 
worlds, stop screaming, con- 
vulsing, and to "follow the normal 
pattterns of society". But I have a 
question: for what reason, other 
than trying to avoid the in 
convenience of having deviates 
from the accepted norm in our 
community; am I, are we, doing 
this? We are inflicting on these 
people, by force and en- 
couragement, the boundaries and 
limitations we have chosen to live 
by. I can't see whether this is right 
or wrong. True, many of the 
children feel tensions, in their 
other worlds. But is this just 
because they are made to cope 
with our reality too? When these 
individuals have somewhere in the 
their lives decided not to cope with 
it .... I don't know. 

I'm glad I'm up here. It is 
frustrating and gratifying at the 
same time; frustrating for me 
because of unreconciled 
'philosophical ponderings", as well 
as because Cheri kissed me 
yesterday whereas today she only 
kicks and yells. One isn't used to 
giving continuously and having the 
response be so varied from day to 
day. It is gratifying for me because 
this is a program which is 
operating with a strong belief in 
"normalization" behind it; I like 
this not so much at all for the idea 
of "normalization," as for the idea 
of working with a strong belief. 

I'm glad, in fact, to sit here by 
something so definite as water, 
and land, and sky, and to have to 
think about the relative im- 
portances of- various things, such 
as this program, that most men 
(who are not "disturbed") have 
decided to incorporate into the- 
reality which the majority of us 

The fishermen are out on the 
pier doing fisherman-type things. 
I guess they aren't thinking about 
the validity of our reality. Last 
week in the Moulton Union, I 
wasn't either. But I am now, and 
HURRAH for my confusion! 

A small, anxious boy, Stevie 
■ shakes and giggles 'hysterically 
about playing a game he calls 
"guesser." No one knows where it 
comes from and "guesser" i$f 
unexplainable and without 
definition (and so must be ignored 
and suppressed). I think we're all 

Charlotte Agell '81 

Debate increases 
over merits of 

(Continued I mm page I) 

tegration of women into the 
student body might have a 
mitigating effect on the incidence 
of cheating. 

In response to Professor Paul 
Schaffner's suggestion that 
students might influence the 
faculty to consider their 
arguments by avoiding 
"threatening" and coming up with 
some positive suggestions, a 
number of students and Executive 
Board members planned to draft a 
brief letter to be sent to all faculty 
members. Dean Fairey offered to 
present a summary of student 
sentiment on the faculty floor. 

(President Roger Howell, Jr. 
announced today that New Trier 
West High School in Northfield. 
111., has won Bowdoin's annual 
.Abraxas Award. 



FRI., NOV. 4, 1977 

Committee digests mass of raw figures 
detailing comparative faculty workloads 

Uncounted armies of sub-freshman have perspired in this wait- 
ing room before an interview; some are interviewers themselves 
four years later. Orient/Eveleth. 

Early Decision commences; 
peer references mandatory 


For all students who have 
friends thinking about applying for 
Early Decision, it's too late. 
Because the applications are 
presently being processed, no final 
figures on the Early Decision pool 
""are available yet. Readings of 
these applications will not begin 
until late next week. 

According to Martha Bailey, 
Associate Director of Admissions, 
no matter how many applications 
they receive, "we can't admit more 
than one-third of the class." 
Applicants will be notified of the 
office's decision shortly after 
December 15. 

The sex ratio of the ap- 
proximately 130 to be admitted 
will be determined by the ratio of 
the applicant pool. This policy was 
set forth by the Governing Boards 
and the Board of Trustees. Mrs. 
Bailey commented that, "It's a 
complex issue, but I don't know 
how much difference it will make." 
Besides sex, students will be 
admitted on two basic grounds, 
their academic standing and their 
personal involvement. 

In order to get a more "accurate 
picture" of the applicants, peer 
references have become part of 
the individual's application this 
year. Bailey explained the 
rationale behind the decision: "We 
didn't know enough about the kids' 
personalities. First of all, not 
everyone can come for an in- 
terview. Second, those who do do 
not present a totally honest pic- 
ture of themselves; no one's going 
to come in here swearing." Ms. 
Bailey also pointed to the fact that 
the college counselor's recom- 

mendation while extremely 
helpful, was not complete. 

Peer references will also have a 
use after the admissions process. 
Along with the college advisor and 
English teacher's recom- 
mendations, it will become part of 
the student's file. Its purpose then 
will be to aid the Dean of 
Students, particularly in the area 
of room assignments. Williams is 
the only other New England small 
college to require a peer 

(Continued from page 1) 
for the two semesters of the 
academic year. All the others, 
including Williams and Dart- 
mouth, impose greater course 
loads on their faculties. 

Schemes at other schools may 
involve three courses one 
semester and two the next or 
three courses each semester. 
Hybrid arrangements may require 
a professor to teach a course in a 
"January plan" every other year 
on top of his regular schedule. 

There are a number of factors, 
according to Perper, that can 
affect the size of faculty workload. 
A strong endowment will allow for 
a greater amount of courses, 
teachers, and money for the 
weekly paychecks. Whether the 
faculties engage in much research 
for publication also cuts into the 
time available for an increased 
course load. 

One of the more delicate 
questions raised by an increased 
faculty workload at Bowdoin is the 
fate of the independent study. The 
College currently runs a very 
strong and free independent study 
program. Were the number of 
courses to increase, many faculty 
members, according to Perper, 
feel that the independent study 
would suffer. There would be less 
time and money available to spend 
on individual students. Yet Perper 
pointed to Williams College as a 
place where a workload of three 
courses one semester and two the 
next harmonizes with vigorous 
independent study programs. 

Pubs withstand liquor law 

(Continued from page 1) 

or the industry in Maine, they 
were unanimously opposed to it. 
"Philosophically I'm against it," 
Goodwin said. He felt that at 
eighteen young people were old 
enough to be responsible for their 
actions, good or bad. Ciampoli said 
since people of this age group were 
granted other rights, such as the 
vote, and that they were required 
to serve in wartime they should 
not be restricted in this respect. 
Atripaldi termed the law an 

All three stressed in particular, 
that eighteen year olds had the 
right and sufficient responsibility 
to drink. Atripaldi lauded his 
younger customers for exemplary 
behavior, saying he had never 
once had trouble with eighteen 
and nineteen year olds. Ciampoli 
felt that if drunken behavior was a 
criterion for the law, the law was 
groundless, since he himself had 
never had trouble with young 

customers. Atripaldi went as far 
as to say older drinkers were far 
worse in their behavior. Goodwin 
also mentioned those in their late 
twenties and early forties as being 
least restrained. 

As to the argument that the bill 
was passed to prevent older high 
school students from buying 
alcohol for younger students, the 
three bar owners were unsure that 
it would have much effect. 

Both Atripaldi and Goodwin 
mentioned that it might even 
worsen the situation. Under-age 
drinkers would now have to go 
outside the law to get alcohol, and 
all three men felt they would. 
External restraints like , laws, 
Goodwin felt, were not the an- 
swer, since alcoholism was a social 
problem. He felt the answer 
should come from some form of 
parental restraint. Ciampoli 
suggested stiffening fines for the 
sale of liquor to minors. 

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A perplexing problem for the 
Faculty Workload Committee is 
the interpretation of Bowdoin's 
own statistics on faculty-student 
radios and course offerings. There 
are, for example, courses taught 
by a particular department and by 
several teachers. One Biology 
course is managed by three 
professors who each lecture for a 
period of a few weeks. Yet each 
professor is credited for one 
course in his schedule for the 
semester. A secondary problem is 
determining the faculty-student 
ratio for a course such as this. 
Should the number of students be 
divided by three or one? 

So far, Bowdoin professors have 
been very helpful to Perper's 
Committee. According to Beth 
Cantara 79, another member of 
the committee, professors have 
met with the students over dinner 
to discuss faculty workload. The 
committee is planning to expand 
its membership with the addition 
of two faculty members. An article 
on the warrant of the upcoming 
Town Meeting proposes that 
committee membership should be 
extended to the faculty for a bi- 
partisan approach to the problem. 

The Faculty Workload Com- 
mittee is still far from any final 
report. More information is 
needed and must be worked into 
that which the committee is 
already digesting. But according 
to Cantara, a written report to the 
governing boards is in the works 
and will come out later this year 

* Jean-Michel Cousteau, marine 
architect, oceanologist and oldest 
son of famed ocean explorer 
Jacques Cousteau. will deliver a 
film-lecture presentation Nov. 13 
on campus, under the aegis of the 
Student Union Committee and the 
Senior Center. 

Entitled "Man and the Living 
Sea: Marine Architecture and 
Design in Nature," the presen- 
tation will take place at 8 p.m. in 
the Kresge Auditorium of 
Bowdoin's Visual Arts Center. 

"It's a very thorny area," said 
Dean of the Faculty Alfred Fuchs 
of faculty workload. Fuchs 
foresees no change in Bowdon's 
current system in the near future, 
but has been in touch with several 
colleges on their course 
arrangements. The Dean referred 
to Swarthmore College in Penn- 
sylvania. Swarthmore requires its 
professors to carry three courses 
each semester. Fuchs said that the 
administration at Swarthmore has 
expressed concern over its in- 
dependent study program because 
less time is being devoted to it. 

According to Dean Fuchs, a 
change in the faculty workload at 
Bowdoin might have some adverse 
effects. Like Swarthmore, Fuchs 
said that the independent study 
would probably weaken. "I also 
think there would be some 
qualitative effects." said Fuchs. 
More courses, he speculated, 
might cause a decrease in the 
quality of each course offered. 
Fuchs also noted that more 
courses would not necessarily 
reduce the faculty-student ratio, 
currently hovering at ap- 
proximately 13 Vz to one. In- 
troductory courses like Art I or 
the four Level A Government 
offerings, will always have, ac- 
cording to Fuchs, extremely large 
enrollments no matter how many 
other courses appear in the 
catalogue. Dean Fuchs also 
mentioned the abundance of 
courses with small enrollments 
that testify to Bowdoin's com- 
mitment to "quality education." 

"It's an issue that's bound to 
recur." said Fuchs on workload. 



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Football thumped in pair 

(Continued from page 8) 

scoreboard again on a pass from 
Matt Winslow to Heffernan. 

The second half was all Mid- 
dlebury. as the Polar Bears found 
themselves outmanned and unable 
to contain the Panther's Wing-T 
offense. Heffernan scored twice 
more on runs of one and thirteen 
yards, and when Bob DeValle ran 
around right end early in the 
fourth quarter for nine yards and a 
35-7 Middlebury lead, the game 
was effectively over. Bowdoin 
came back to score twice more, 
first on a 38-yard aerial from 
Bruce Bernier to Eric Arvidson, 
and then again as time ran out on a 
1-yard Bernier plunge. 

Middlebury kept their un- 
defeated string intact while 
Bowdoin dropped to 2-3, but (loach 
Jim Lentz was far from 
distraught. "We were playing a 
very good football team, one with 
experience and outstanding 
personnel," he said. "And for 
three quarters we gave them a 
fight. I think it was a fine effort for 

Bowdoin." . 

Tomorrow, Bowdoin will start 
its defense of the highly coveted 
CBB title as the Polar Bears host 
Bates at 1 :00 p.m. (note the earlier 
time) at Whittier Field. Bates has 
a strong passing attack led by 
quarterback Hugo Collosante and 
ends Tom Burhoe and Steve 
Olsen. A win tomorrow and nex't 
week against Colby would give the 
Bears their fourth consecutive 
CBB title, and even their season's 
record at a creditable four win four 

Only three contests remain 
on the fall schedule. Tomorrow, 
the varsity football team opens 
its defense of the CBB title 
when it takes on Bates at 
Whittier Field at 1:00. Also 
tomorrow will be the annual 
New England Championships 
for cross-country to be held in 
Boston. The fall season ends a 
week from tomorrow when the 
football squad travels to 
Waterville to meet the Mules of 
Colby at 1:00. 

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Finish 10-3 

F-hoekey sweeps tourney 

Coach Sally LaPointe's fit-Id 
hockey squad finished its season in 
stunning fashion by winning its 
last four games and capturing the 
Maine State Tournament this past 
weekend for the second con- 
secutive year. 

With their record standing at 
six wins and three losses after a 
defeat at the hands of Boston 
College, the l'olar Bears got back 
on the winning track against Bates 
by beating the Bobcats 1-0. The 
lone goal of the game was scored in 
the second half by Helen Pellctier. 
one of the fine freshmen that 
('oath LaPointc has utilized all 
season. Coalic Iris Davis was 
perfect once again as she stopped 
all three Bates shots to come her 

Next on the agenda was a match 

Senior captain Sally Clayton. 

with Tufts that was played in the 
pouring rain. Following a scoreless 
first half, captain Sally Clayton 
scored two "beautiful" second half 
goals, Iris Davis preserved the 
shutout, her fifth of the year, and 
the Bears emerged as 2-0 victors. 

The team was thus at the peak 
of its game coming into the State 
Tournament. Bowdoin was the 
number one seed and was 
therefore paired with number four 
UMPG. a team that the Bears had 
narrowly defeated during the 
regular season by the score of 2-1. 

Hoagland gets three 
With Coach LaPointe's women 
playing at their best, however, 
Pogo was hardly a match for them. 
I'owered by the outstanding in- 
dividual effort of sophomore Molly 
Hoagland who scored three goals, 
Bowdoin decisively defeated 
tIMPG 4-0. The other goal was 
scored by Trish Talcott on a 
penalty corner. Davis was forced 
to make but one save as the 
defense played its best game of the 
season, rarely letting the 'op- 
position to penetrate deep into 
I'oiar Bear territory. 

This win set up a a rematch with 
Bates in the finals. The game was 
obviously going to be a close one as 
evidenced by Bowdoin's one goal 
victory of a week before. 

Bates falls 

The game, however, was not 
nearly as close as everyone 
thought it would be as Bowdoin 
constantly put pressure on the 
Bates defenders and kept the play 
in their end of the field. Playing 
her final field hockey match for 

Bowdoin, senior Clayton scored 
one goal in each half as the Bears 
won 2-0, capturing their second 
tournament in two years. Bowdoin 
was clearly the dominant team 
that day as Davis once again made 
only one save while the Bates net- 
tender was kept busy turning back 
eleven shots. 

The final tally for Coach 
LaPointe's squad reads just as 
impressive z* last year, having 
completed a ten win, three loss 
season. The losses usually came at 
the hands of schools much larger 
than Bowdoin such as the 
University of New Hampshire and 
Boston College. Senior goalie Iris 
Davis finished her career with a 
fantastic season. In the eleven 
games she played, Iris allowed 
only seven goals, on her way to 
chalking up seven shutouts. Part 
of the praise must also go to a 
defense that allowed the op- 
position to take only 48 shots on 
net in thirteen games. 

Along with Davis, Clayton will 
also be sorely missed next year. 
There will be ample talent from 
this years substitutes and the two 
junior varsity squads which 
combined for an undefeated season 
of seven wins and two ties to fill 
any gaps. 


Throughout the season, Coach 
LaPointe comments, the playing 
surface at Pickard Field has been 
in exceptional condition despite 
the constant rain and use. Special 
thanks for their good job in 
keeping the field playable goes to 
those responsible, Carl Haley, 
Chip Chipman, and Sonny Bibber. 

Bates tumbles Bears from CBB 


Fifty-nine seconds into their 
game with Bates it looked prom- 
ising for the I'oiar Bear's fourth 
consecutive CBB title. However, 
at the end of regulation play and 
two ten-minute overtimes, 
Bowdoin had "kissed its sister" for 
the fifth time this season as well as 
the CBB title goodbye. The 
Bobcats walked away the victors 
of a one to one tie. 

Previous to the Bowdoin-Bates 
CBB battle of the booters on 
Wednesday, the soccer team 
traveled to Wesleyan to get in 
some Saturday kicks and a 1-0 

Wesleyan falls 

In the Wesleyan match the lone 
score of the game came thirty 
minutes into the first half when 
Eddie Quintan took a pass from 
Steve Clark and put it into the net. 
Freshman Kevin Kennedy 
preserved the victory by making 
fourteen saves and recording his 
fourth shutout of the season, one 
short of the Bowdoin record. 

Wednesday came and so did 
Bates with a two win, one tie 
record in CBB competition. 
Bowdoin was 1-0-2 in CBB play. As 
usual Colby was out of it with a 
two loss, two tie record. This 
meant a win or a tie would give 

Bates the title. 

Caldwell scores 

In the opening minute of the 
game Peter Caldwell took a pass 
from Mike Collins and headed it 
into the net for the only Bowdoin 
tally of the afternoon. The rest of 
the first half was see-saw and rag- 
tag as neither team could take 
control of the ball or the game. 

The opening of the second half 
was Bates' moment of glory as 
Lugli scored on a pass from Zabel 
two minutes into the half. The goal 
was a result of a Bowdoin 
defensive mixup that found Lugli 
between Kennedy and the goal. 

As the half progressed both 
teams began to tighten up their 
passing as each applied equal 
pressure. Kennedy made a 
number of sure handed saves 
while surrounded by Bates 
Bobcats. Ralph Giles came off the 
bench to take a couple of close 
shots which got past the Bates 
goalie only to narrowly miss the 
goal mouth. Steve Clark was 
everywhere, settling the ball and 
exhibiting the finest control on the 


Despite the headsy play by both 
teams regulation play ended in a 
one to one knot. The two overtime 
periods were clearly dominated by 

Bowdoin as the Bates keeper made 
a number of impressive saves close 

The game ended with Bates 
relishing their tie and the CBB 
title. The tie left Bowdoin with a 4- 
2-5 record for the season. It was a 
season hampered by injuries but 
brightened by the solid playing of 
a number of underclassmen. Next 
year they will be tired of kissing 
their sister. 

Peggy Williams in action earlier this season against Colby. 
Williams is one of Coach LaPointe's talented freshmen. Orient/ 

Football devastated by 
Middlebury, Wesleyan 


While the majority of Bowdoin 
students were winding up their 
short vacation, the Polar Bears 
traveled to Middletown, Con- 
necticut only to succumb to 
Wesleyan, 38-14. The Cardinals, 
who had lost solely to Amherst, 
and that by a paltry two points, 
dominated from the opening 
kickoff to score four touchdowns 
before Bowdoin succeeded in 
following suit. 

The key to Wesleyan's success 
were the Herculean efforts of 
halfback Dennis Robinson, who 
was singly responsible for three 
touchdowns and no less than 136 
yards rushing in 15 carries. That 
Bowdoin was outrushed 311 yards 
to 187, and outpassed 95 yards to 
6, attests to a problematic 
Bowdoin offense. As Coach Lentz 
explained, "We had real trouble 
moving inside and were bothered 
by their blitz, which stymied our 
passing game." 

Eleven fumbles 

Perhaps the most telling aspect 
of the game was the unsure hands 
of both teams. Bowdoin fumbled 
five times, accounting for three 
Wesleyan touchdowns, while the 
Cardinals, not to be outdone, 
bungled the ball six times, leading 
to two Bowdoin touchdowns. 

The game was scoreless until 
Wesleyan's halfback Bob Latessa 

Freshman Kirby Nadeau boots one left footed against Bates last 
Wednesday. The game ended in a 1-1 tie after two overtimes. 

paraded 81 yards to Bowdoin's 
goal late in the first quarter, 
breaking Wesleyan's record for 
the longest punt return scoring 
play. A fumble seveal minutes 
later resulted in another Wesleyan 
score on a ten-yard Robinson run. 

The second quarter opened in a 
dubious fashion as Wesleyan 
quickly took charge of another 
Bowdoin fumble, tallying on 
another Robinson offensive. 
Quarterback John Papa enabled 
the Cardinals to exit the owners of 
a secure 24-0 lead, as he sent a 38- 
yard field goal home with thirteen 
seconds remaining in the half. 

Yet another Polar Bear fumble 
handed Robinson his hat trick 
early in the third quarter when he 
rushed 29 yards for the score. QB 
Bruce Bernier. in for Jay Pen- 
savalle, spied a Wesleyan blitz and 
reacted accordingly with a 63-yard 
scoring run up the middle. 
Wesleyan scored once more before 
Bowdoin capitalized on the 
eleventh fumble of the game, 
enabling split end Rich Newman to 
receive a seven-yard Bernier 
touchdown pass. 

Two weeks ago, the mighty 
Middlebury Panthers visited 
Whittier Field and were dealt 
more than they had reckoned for. 
Although they eventually rolled to 
a 35-21 victory, Bowdoin gave 
New England's Division III second 
ranked team some anxious 
moments. Ray Heffernan, Mid- 
dlebury's highly-talented half- 
back, had another stellar per- 
formance, carrying 28 times for 
135 yards and four touchdowns. 

Bears hang tough 

But for two costly fumbles, the 
Bears might have gone into the 
locker room at halftime with a 7-0 
lead. After a scoreless first period, 
the Panthers took advantage of a 
Bowdoin fumble on a punt return 
and rolled in for a Heffernan 
touchdown. Soon after, Bowdoin 
exploited a Heffernan fumble and 
marched down to tie the game on a 
dazzling halfback option pass from 
Rip Kinkel to split end Rich 
Newman. Late in the quarter, 
Bowdoin committed their second 
error, fumbling again deep in their 
own territory. The' Panthers, 
sensing a chance to regain the 
momentum, quickly got on the 

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IFC envisions 
identity stickers 
for fr&t bashes 


College identification cards held 
by fraternity members may soon 
carry stickers indicating to which 
house a student belongs, if a 
proposal presently before the 
Interfraternity Council (IFC) is 
approved by the individual houses 
and the Dean of Students. 

Thge stickers would be used to 
control admission to campus-wide 
parties organized by fraternity 
houses. Under a system first 
suggested by Zeta Psi a number of 
years ago, as many as five or six 
fraternities often contribute 
money to buy beer to the 
fraternity running the campus- 
wide, in exchange for free ad- 
mission for the members of the 
contributing house. 

With the stickers, checkers at 
the door could easily determine if a 
student belonged to a contributing 
house and should be let in free. 
Other students would be required 
to pay an admission charge. 

"It's a tough idea not to go along 
with," said Peter Bernard '79, who 
is president of the Chi Psi house. 
"I think we've got every right to 
charge independents." 

Under the plan, formulated last 
year by Tom Hayward 78, each 
fraternity would purchase stickers 
for its members from the IFC for 
fifty cents each. The income 
generated from the sale of stickers 
would be placed into a general 
fimd from which the Council could 
make loans to financially unstable 
houses, hold a party for fraternity 
members, or use for other IFC 

Hayward and others also see the 
IFC gaining somewhat more 
power and influence as a result of 
having a discretionary fund at its 
disposal. "It's seen as a way to get 
the frats more organized as a 
group instead of as ten factions," 
said Hayward of the system. 

At a recent IFC meeting, those 
present felt that their houses 

(Continued on page .">) 

Joy reports crimes ; 
suggests safeguards 




proposal instigated the most 
discussion of the evening, with 
nearly forty minutes being taken 
up by those debating the relative 
merits of each sentiment-sounding 
system (i.e., referendum vs. 
"town meeting"). 

Jim Nichols 77. who with Sandy 
Spaulding 79 attempted to gain 
passage of the referendum 
amendment at last year's spring 
Assembly meeting, cited the 
frequent misinterpretation of 
Town Meeting results as a factor 
favoring the institution of a 
referendum system. 

"To keep this (student govern- 
ment) an accurate measure of 
student opinion, we need a 
referendum," Nichols said. 

Others, however, pointed out 
that the gathering of even a few 
hundred students to discuss 

(( oilman (' on page '.') 


Everyone knows that crime 
exists on campus; few know how 
much. With this problem in mind, 
security chief Lawrence Joy 
initiated a crime-incident 
reporting system last February. 

The first report, covering nearly 
eight months, lends evidence to 
Joy's description of campus crime 
as "a problem, although not a large 
one." There have been a total of 
228 reported cases, 185 of which 
are classified under the Maine 
Revised Statutes as crimes. The 
statistics show that "the Bowdoin 
College community is experiencing 
major crimes, (felonies! at the rate 
of about three per year, and minor 
crimes (misdemeanors) at the rale 
of 5.7 per week." 

Student carelessness 

Pointing to the fact that 
burglary, vandalism, and larceny 
amounted to four- fifths of all the 
minor crimes, Joy blamed 
disbelieving students for their 
carelessness. "They just don't 
believe crime occurs. They leave 
their doors unlocked and their 
valuables unmarked." 

The purpose of the report is to 

Z 1 

aid Bowdoin's finest to reduce 
campus crime to a bare minimum. 
As Joy put it, "Our main objective 
is to protect the students. In order 
to do this, we have to know when 
and where the incidents are oc- 

Dorms and the Gym 

As it turns out, "over 54 percent 
of the total cases reported and 
more than two-thirds of the total 
known dollar losses due to theft 
and vandalism oceured in either 
athletic or residence facilities." In 
fact, almost $10,000 worth of 
belongings were confiscated from 
the premises. 

While Joy is generally satisfied 
with his security program, rriore 
improvements are in the offing. 
His pet project is the placement of 
emergency call boxes "at selected 
strategic locations on campus." All 
one would have to do is pick up the 
phone to immediately get ex- 
tension 500. the emergency 

Not only does the call reach 
security immediately, but there 
would be "automatic indication in 
(( oniiniictl on |Klge H) 

Bicycle theft has been the greatest crime to plague the Bowdoin 
campus, says security chief Larry Joy. Orient/ Eveleth 

Town Meeting deliberates 
self-scheduleds, referendum 


The second attempt in as many 
years to substantially alter the 
present Town Meeting form of 
student government was soundly 
defeated at last night's gathering 
of the Student Assembly. 

Also approved at the two-and-a- 
half hour long meeting were ar 
tides calling for the lifting of the 
faculty hiring freeze, the ap- 
pointment of a committee to 
review the faculty workload, and 
the lowering of temperatures in 
College buildings to sixty degrees. 

The meeting, the sixth smce the 
often-controversial Student 
Assembly was formed in 1975. was 
attended by approximately one 
hundred-fifty students, almost all 
of whom stayed for the first two 
hours of the meeting. 

Business progressed at a fairly 
rapid pace, with most articles 
being disposed of after less than 
ten minutes of discussion. 

As expected, the revival of last -j-^ yY > m 1 1 J? Jl 

years hotly debated referendum jfQgg reVeSlS StliCiefltS OHCK TejBWMuMin 

This Week's BOPO Results 

If given a choice, would you prefer to decide on College 
issues at . . . 

Student Assembly 19^ 

Referendum ** 63'# 

No preference 18^ 

Should the Athletic Department receive 50 percent of 
the allocation of the Student Activities Fee Committee? 
Yes 5W 

No 32^ 

No opinion , ■ 16'# 

Do you feel there is a need for an alternative news- 
paper on campus? 

Yes 52V, 

No AT/< 

No opinion W 

The Executive Board held its first Town Meeting of the year last 
night in the Kresge Auditorium. Included was a proposal to 
lower the temperature in College buildings. Orient/Yong 


Dissatisfaction with the Senior 
Center program, a need for 
recruitment of minority members 
by the admissions staff, and 
discontent with the student 
assembly Town Meeting were 
among the opinions expressed by 
Bowdoin College students and 
faculty in a recent poll. Ten 
percent of the student body and 
the entire teaching faculty were 
asked to give their opinions in two 
different polls administered the 
week before the October break by 
the Bowdoin Opinion Polling 
Organization (B.O. P.O.). 

Peter Steinbrueck '79, director 
of B.O.P.O., found the results of 
the polls "clear-cut and definite." 
The questions for both polls 
covered a wide range of topics, 
including allocations of student 
activities fees, The Bowdoin Sun, 
admissions policy, self-scheduled 
exams, the student assembly 

Town Meeting, and the Senior 
Center program. 

The student poll revealed that 
three fourths of the student body 
does not realize half its student 
activities fee is given to the 
athletic department. "This is 
important." Steinbrueck stated, 
"because there is presently a lack 
of funds for student organizations, 
and more students should be 
aware of where their money is 
going." Another question showed 
that over half the student body 
feels the need for a second campus 
newspaper. Ninety-two per cent of 
those polled knew about the 
existence of The Bowdoin Sun, and 
students responded two to one in 
favor of financing The Bowdoin 
Sun with support from student 
funds. Steinbrueck added that the 
poll was taken soon after the first 
edition of The Sun appeard. This 
fact, he felt, undoubtedly affected 
the results of the poll. 

Students responded strongly to 
questons on admissions policy. 
Over half of those surveyed 
believe Bowdoin College should 
actively recruit minority mem- 
bers, yet seventy-eight percent 
did not favor preferential treat - 
(Continued on page ">i 


Bowdoin and the Town: 
Part 2 page 3 

An analysis of reverse 
discrimination's effect 
on Bowdoin pages 6-7 

Rosovsky discusses core 
curriculum ... page 10 

President-elect Enteman 
holds open meeting 
with students page 5 



FRI., NOV. 11, 1977 




Alumni meet for weekend session 

Pierce Professor of English Louis Coxe has recently received a 
grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. With it, he 
plans to finish an anthology of his poetry. Orient/Thorndike 

Foundation awards grant 
to Professor Louis Coxe 


A creative writing fellowship 
grant from The National En- 
dowment for the Arts was 
awarded recently to Professor 
Louis 0. Coxe. A member of the 
English Department at Bowdoin 
College, Professor Coxe is an 
acclaimed poet and playwright. 
The grant is welcome, Coxe 
reported, because it will allow him 
to finish writing a volume of 
poetry which is tentatively titled 
"Poems: New and Selected." 

The National Endowment for 
the Arts is an organization which 
has been in existence ap- 
proximately ten years and its 
purpose is to provide support for 
the arts. Eellowship grants are 
awarded "to selectee applicants all 
over the country, in order to boost 
production of projects pertaining 
to all branches of art - dance, 
music, ceramics, prose fiction, 
and, of course, poetry. 

The fellowship grant is useful. 
Professor Coxe said, in that it 
gives the artist time to devote, to 
his project. Although the eventual 
publication of his book would not 
be affected by the award, he 
continued, the grant does let him 
spend more of his time in its 
compilation. Aside from the grant 
. money, a certain amount of public 
recognition and honor come with 
the fellowhip award. 

Professor Coxe is a former 
chairman of the Department of 
English, joining the Bowdoin 
faculty in 1955. He has written 
plays, books of prose, and five 
volumes of poetry, He was the 
recipient of many awards for his 
poems, including the Vachel 
Lindsay Prize in 1960, the 
Hrandeis University 1961 Creative 
Arts Award, and, in 1963, a 


Senator Joseph Biden, a 
Democrat from Delaware, will 
speak Monday night at 7:00 
p.m. in the Daggett Lounge. 
The lecture, sponsored by 
Political Forum, the Senior 
Center, and the Student Union 
Committee, will center on the 
issue of "Controlling the CIA." 

W e n d y Perron, 
choreographer, dancer, and 
critic for New York's Soho 
Weekly News, will present a 
dance solo and informal 
discussion Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. 
in the Daggett Lounge. 

Borestone Mountain Poetry 
Award. His poetic works include 
"The Sea Faring and Other 
Poems", "The Middle Passage", 
and "The Last Hero and Other 
Poems". His plays and prose also 
received wide . critical acclaim. 
Professor Coxe's present work, a 
select compilation of his poetry 
.past and present, is scheduled for 
publication in the end of 1978. 

What is in the future for 
Professor Coxe? "As long as I keep 
my marbles, I'll keep doing what 
I'm doing," he says. 


The Alumni Council, in its first 
session of the academic year, met 
last weekend to discuss some of 
the issues and problems facing 
Bowdoin. According to Alumni 
Secretary Louis Briasco '69, the 
Council's discussions focused on 
topics ranging from fund-raising to 
educational policy. 

The purpose of the Alumni 
Council is two- fold and, as Briasco 
explained, members are in- 
terested in both learning about 
what's happening at Bowdoin and 
in aiding the College in such areas 
as admissions and placement. In 
addition to these areas, the 
Council is also concerned with 
other levels of the College com- 
munity including administration, 
faculty, and students. Sub- 
divisions of the council meet with 
representatives of all three of 
these groups during the course of 
their three day stay on campus. 

On Thursday night, all student? 
had the opportunity to share their 
concerns with alumni at the Open 
Session. Approximately twenty 
students and five alumni con- 
versed for three hours on timely 
topics such as faculty workload, 
faculty freeze, and self-scheduled 

According to., Jamie Silverstein 
'78, ('hair of the Executive Board, 
these areas were covered in depth 
and led to a lengthy discussion of 
the issue which is at the heart of 
all three: faculty-student 

'77 budget shows profit 


Bowdoin's budget for the fiscal 

•year ending on .June 30, 1977 

finished in the black by $67,000. 

exceeding the budgeted figure by 

approximately $61,000. 

The College's books, set up to 
leave a thin $:}.000 margin, have 
not yet been audited, However, an 
initial review indicates that cost 
saving expenditures by the 
Physical Plant have made the 
large margin possible. 

The actual receipts and ex- 
penditures for this fiscal year 
allowed the College to avoid using 
unrestricted bequests as part of 
the operating budget. As 
originally drafted, the budget was 
designed to use the bequests, 
rather than utilizing them for the 
endowment. This budget balan- 
cing technique brought criticism to 
the office of Wolcott A. Hokanson. 
Vice President for Administration 
and Finance (see the Orient issue 
of 2/4/77. 

Administrators are pleased with 
the College's fiscal performance 
last year. "We're pleased about 
that," said Thomas Libby, Bursar 
of the College. "It (the budget) is a 
real struggle in this day and age." 

The actual revenues for the '76- 
'77 year show that student tuition 
and fees were higher than ex- 
pected. This is explained by a 
higher than average enrollment at 
the College. When the budget is 
drawn up, it is assumed that 1.400 
students will be in residence. 
There are presently 1,477 
students at the College. 

Alumni contributions were 
above expected levels; however, 
contributions from corporations 
were below the budgeted figure. 

College expenditures were 
$141,000 below the expected 

figure. The major savings came in 
the areas of instruction and 
physical plant. Instruction was 
$106,000 below budget. Hokanson 
explained this a* part of a $100,000 
"cushion." Administrators art- 
most pleased with the savings 
made by the Physical Plant. 

Fuel costs were the major 
source of savings at the Physical 
Plant. "This is a question of the 
importance of the entire savings 
and cost avoidance programs," 
commented Libby. According to a 
Physical Plant report "The goal of 
savings at a rate of $200,000 per 
year has, ir> fact already been 

Major cost overruns accrued in 
the "Miscellaneous" category. 
$83,000 above the budgeted figure 
were spent in this category. No 
breakdown is available for this 
over-expenditure. "It could be a 
multitude of things," said Libby. 

Unrestricted bequests are 
traditionally used to boost 
Bowdoin's endowment. In recent 
years, a portion of the gifts have 
been used to make ends meet in 
the operating budget. Some ob- 
servers have criticized the 
practice as mortgaging the future 
to finance the present. Ad- 
ministrators are especially 
delighted in their ability to avoid 
the expenditure of $50,000 in 
unrestricted bequests. 

Actual revenues for fiscal year 
'76-77 were over $12.5 million 
dollars. $77,000 under the 
budgeted figure. However, 
budgeted expenditures were 
$141,000 below the budgeted 
amount. * 

The budget for fiscal year 1978- 
1979 is now in the process of being 
computed. A first draft should be 
prepared before . Thanksgiving 
vacation. ** 

relationships. Concern was ex- 
pressed by some of the students 
that an increase in faculty 
workload would serve to decrease 
the degree of student access to 
professors, reduce faculty in- 
volvement in the College com- 
munity outside the classroom, and 
curtail independent study pro- 
grams. Others pointed out that 
many colleges similar to Howdoin 
have increased faculty workload 
with no adverse effects. 

The relationship between 
students and faculty again came 
into play with regard to self- 
scheduled exams. Students felt 
that faculty opposition to self- 
scheduled exams indicated a lack 
of confidence in the integrity of 
students. Discussion of self- 
scheduled exams eventually 
transcended the immediate issue 
of the exams, and focused on the 
core problem of the faculty's 
assessment of student ability to 
abide by the honor code. 

Other items on the agenda were 
the requirement for all students to 
take four courses during each 
semester at Bowdoin, and the 
conferring of only one half credit 
for such courses as applied music. 

Many of the students present at 
the Open Session were impressed 
by the amount of interest 
demonstrated by the alumni 
representatives. Silverstein 
pointed out that the meeting also 
allowed for communication bet- 
ween students, and for the 
presentation of both sides of 
student sentiment. He explained 
that the meeting "illustrated the 
concern and willingness of alumni 
to listen and to act to the best of 
their abilities for the students and 
the college." 

At the placement meeting which 
was held on Friday, Harry 
Warren, Director of the Career 
Counseling and Placement Office, 
presented a report on the 

Alumni Secretary Lou 
Briasco '69 did yeoman's ser- 
vice at the last Alumni Council 
weekend meeting. BNS 

placement services available at 
Bowdoin. Alumni groups have 
played an integral part in the 
institution of these services, and 
some of the alumni present at the 
meeting expressed their 
willingness to help Bowdoin 
students find jobs by providing 
contacts and information. Linda 
McGorrill '79, one of the student 
representatives to the Alumni 
Council, felt that the alumni were 
"truly concerned and really 
wanted to help students coming 
out of Bowdoin to find jobs." 

Raymond Rutan. faculty 
representative to the Council, 
expressed his enthusiasm about 
the meetings and emphasized the 
importance of alumni support, 
both financial and otherwise, to 
the operation of the College. "The 
alumni have a continuing interest 
in what's going on at Bowdoin." 

Celebrated Gallic aquanaut 
to deliver SUC film-lecture 

Jean-Michel Cousteau, marine 
architect, oceanologist and oldest 
son of famed ocean explorer 
Jaques Cousteau. will deliver a 
film-lecture presentation Sunday 
at 8 p.m. in the Kresge 
Auditorium. The presentation is 
entitled "Man and the Living Sea: 
Marine Architecture and Design in 
Nature." Cousteau will discuss his 
particular field of architecture, 
which deals with structures that 
man builds near, on or under the 

A native of Toulon. France, 
Cousteau made his first Aqualung 
dive in the Mediterranean Sea at 
the age of seven. Thus began a 
lifelong commitment to the marine 
environment. For two years he 
traveled throughout the world as 
Logistics Director for the 
television series "The Undersea 
World of Jacques Cousteau", and 
has participated in numerous 
"Calypso" voyages. He regards 
the two years spent surveying and 
diving as one of the most in- 
formative and educational periods 
of his life. 

A graduate of the Paris School 
of Architecture, Cousteau is a 
member of the "Ordre National 
des Architectes", the French 
counterpart of the American 
Institute of Architects. Two of his 
early architectural projects were 
the design for a 180,000 square 
foot floating island, conceived in 

association with French architect 
Edouard Albert, and the "College 
de la Mer", an international 
oceanographic conference and 
studycenter located in Monaco. 

After working with his father on 
the television series, Cousteau and 
his partner, Francois Maroti, 
designed the headquarters of the 
Center for Advanced Marine 
Studies in Marseilles, France, and 
supervised the construction of 
Europe's largest university library 
in Nanterre, near Paris. 

In 1969, in conjunction with his 
father, he designed the world's 
largest marine museum, "The 
Living Sea", housed aboard the 
permanently docked "Queen 
Mary" in Long Beach. Calif. 

Cousteau has been a resident of 
Los Angeles, Calif., since 1969. 
when he established his own firm, 
the Living Design Corporation, in 
this country. He holds an honorary 
Doctor of Humane Letters degree 
from Pepperdine University. 

His presentation is sponsored by 
the Bowdoin Student Union 
Committee and the Bowdoin 
Senior Center. 

The film-lecture will be part of 
Bowdoin's current "Salt Water 
College" program, a series of 
events designed to. heighten 
awareness of the ocean and en- 
courage use of the sea in various 
disciplines. (BNS) 

FRI., NOV. 11,1977 



Bowdoin and the Town: Part 2 

Politics strain Town-Gown bond 

The following article is the 
second in a three- part series 
sketching the oft-ignored 
relationship between Bowdoin 
College and the town of Brun- 
swick. Last week's article 
examined the economic side of the 
Town-Gown connection. This 
week, the Orient looks at Bowdoin 
people in local government: what 
they do and how they are 


One of the benefits of a small 
college town is the opportunity for 
faculty, staff, and administrators 
of the college to participate in local 
government. They are not only 
employees of the educational 
institution but also members of the 
community in which their children 
must grow and their families must 
live. Such is the case with Bowdoin 
College and the town of Brun- 
swick. Over the years, many 
College employees have also 
served the Town in either elected 
or appointed positions. Their roles 
in the administration of Brunswick 
are often- of considerable im- 
portance. How Bowdoin people 
affect the town, then, may have 
much to do with how the Town 
views the College. 

Bowdoin's political relationship 
with Brunswick has not been as 
placid as the term "college town" 
might imply; tensions do exist. 
Bowdoin's tax exempt status; its 
noisy students; and, to some, its 
intellectual elitism are cause for 
resentment among certain 
segments of the town's population. 
On the other hand, the College's 
facilities - Library. Gymnasium, 
and auditoriums — as well as its 
many cultural programs, have also 
won for Bowdoin many friends. 

Thomas M. Libby, Bursar of the 
College, has had a wealth of ex- 
perience in Brunswick town 
government. He has served three 
terms on the Town Council, two 
terms as a Selectman, and was 
Town Manager and Treasurer of 

According to Mr. Libby, most 
Brunswick residents view the 
College "as the great asset that it 
is." There are some people, 
though, Mr. Libby noted, "who 
seem to pick away at the College 
for different reasons." From his 
experience with town govern- 
ment, Mr. Libby singled out 
Bowdoin's tax-exempt status as 
one irritant. In Maine, non-profit 
charitable or educational in- 
stitutions are exempt from the tax 
burden. There is an impression 
among certain groups of citizens, 
according to Mr. Libby. that 
Bowdoin is a kind of rentier at the 
town's expense. Because it is 
considered a tax exempt in- 
stitution, some people feel it is 
denying the town badly-needed 

Professor of Government John 
Rensenbrink, who two years ago 
waged an unsuccessful campaign 
for the Maine State Senate, and 
who has been active in local 
political affairs, has also en- 
countered ambivalent feelings 
toward his role as a college 
professor and local politician. Of 
his Senate campaign, Rensenbrink 
said "I found I was gratified by the 
degree at which they Uhe voters) 
accepted me ... as a government 
professor." Rensenbrink recalled 
the comment of one. who 
remarked that an academic 
"means he has something between 

Political tensions exist in any college town, and Brunswick is not an exception in its relationship 
with Bowdoin College. Bowdoin's noisy students and tax-exempt status are sore-points among the 

his ears." Oddly enough, Ren- 
senbrink found that the greatest 
resentment of an academic in 
politics was concentrated in the 
"intelligentsia." For some reason, 
said Rensenbrink, the highly 
educated scorned the fact that he 
was not a member of the working 
class and so could not adequately 
represent its views. Whether this 
was an expression of a liberal chic 
or sublimated rivalry. Professor 
Rensenbrink was not sure, but it 
was illustrative of the often 
surprising attitudes an academic 
politician runs up against. 

In any event, a Bowdoin ad- 
ministrator, staffer, or faculty 
member must run on more than 
his academic title if he is to secure 
a position in local government. At 
least among Bowdoin politicians, 
there is the view that any can- 
didate is judged at the polls on 
commitment to the community. 
There • is no sense of electing a 
brain-trust. "The fact that a 
person has Bowdoin credentials," 
said Mr. Libby. "is secondary to 
the kind of person he may be." 

Nevertheless, once Bowdoin 
people are seated in local 

President for Development and a 
well-known political figure, 
commented that Bowdoin 
politicians are "more in accord 
than discord" on local issues. Mr. 
Ring has served on the Finance 
Committee and as Chairman of the 
Town Council. "I think that at no 
time," Mr. Ring said, however, 
"has the College had a great hand 
in governmental processes." Mr. 

which he was Chairman. Professor 
(•reason had served on the New 
England Association of Schools 
and Colleges. Yet Professor 
(ireason said. "I personally want 
to be involved in the community. 
It's where I live .... It was in that 
spirit that I ran for the School 

There was a time, according to 
Greason. when there was 

Ring did not see Bowdoin town suspicion that the College was 

trying to force its way in to local 
politics. Greason said that there 
were once three people from 
Bowdoin in three important town 
positions: Mr. Ring on the Council. 
Vice President for Administration 

officials as voting in blocs. 

As an example, Mr. Ring said 
that on one occasion while he was 
Chairman of the Town Council. 
Bowdoin was planning to expand 
the Walker Art Museum west- 
ward into the Mall. Mr. Ring found and Finance Wolcott Hokanson as 
himself in the uncomfortable Town Treasurer, and Professor 
position of explaining to his boss, Greason as Chairman of the School 
President Coles, that the Town Board. "But people tend to 
opposed the plan, and so the idea forget." said Greason. "the demo- 
was dropped. cratic processes by which they 

"Very rarely,." said Ring, "has were elected." Greason noted that 

there been a real conflict of in- Mr. Hokanson had been appointed 

terests." The thing to do where by the elected officials of the town, 

there might be a conflict of in- Mr. Ring, like Mr. Hokanson. had 

terests, according to Ring, is been designated his position by 

abstain from the questionable the Town Council, and Greason 

vote. himself was directly elected. 

Professor of English LeRoy Professor Greason is not of the 

government, they usually share Greason. however, did have some opinion that Bowdoin politicians 

the same opinions on most town expertise to bring to his position vote in blocs to sway town policy, 

issues. C. Warren Ring, Jr., Vice °n tn e Brunswick School Board, of but he adds that "I think generally 

there seern^ to be more 
willingness to spend money on 
education, enriched programs. ... 
and for vocational help, too" on the 
part of Bowdoin School Board 
officials. Professor (treason found 
that while he was a member of the 
School Board, there was some 
doubt of its credibility. There 
were four college graduates on the 
five-member board. According to 
Professor Greason. there was 
some misgiving that the Board 
would devote itself to education 
that was geared for college entry 
rather than vocational or remedial 

Though to Professor Greason's 
mind, those misgivings were 
eventually allayed, there remain 
opponents to Bowdoin people in 
town government. Richard Lord, a 
Brunswick attorney and former 
member of the Town Council, is 
one of the more vocal individuals 
who are suspicious of Bowdoin 
participating in local politics. Mr. 
Lord contends that Bowdoin 
employees who hold local office do 
indeed vote in blocs. While 
Messrs. Ring, Libby, and (ireason 
deny that a Bowdoin faction 
exists. Mr. Lord commented. 
"That would be safer for them to 

Mr. Lord's argument is that 
because Bowdoin does not share 
the burden of taxes, academics 
and administrators are careless 
with the town's dollars. "Almost 
without exception." said Mr. Lord, 
"they will vote for any ex- 
penditures of money." According 
to Mr. Lord. Bowdoin and its 
employees in local government are 
insulated from the monetary- 
measures they approve because 
the College is tax-exempt and 
there may be cost-of-living in- 
creases in salary which the rest of 
the town does not enjoy. 

Mr. Lord cited the actions of the 
Brunswick School Board as an 
example of bloc policy. "Bowdoin 
has been trying to use the school 
system as a test tube." he said. 
Ix>rd pointed to the Board's ex- 
perimentation with the "open 
school" system, where all 
elementary classes are conducted 
in one room, according to Lord. 
Mr. Lord claimed that the "open 
school" has been outmoded for 
some time and expressed"* his 
resentment of the Board's toying 
with it. 

Mr. Lord did not think Bowdoin 
credentials were of much use to a 
local candidate. However, he 
observed that the people who 
usually support Bowdoin can- 
didates make it a point to get to 
the polls, strengthening the 
candidate's chances. Lord also 
charged that the reason why more 
sentiment against the College had 
not been expressed in election 
results was that opinion is con- 
trolled by the Brunswick Times 
Record, whose publisher is a 
Bowdoin graduate. 

As Professor Greason described 
it, the political relationship bet- 
ween Bowdoin and the Town is 
indeed ambivalent. There are 
friendly and not-so-friendly 
townspeople. And perhaps, 
rightly or wrongly, some see in 
Bowdoin politicians some kind of 
threat or danger. Yet those faculty 
members and administrators who 
were interviewed, saw their 
participation in government as a 

Administrators, faculty members and staff often hold elected positions in local government, chance to contribute to and im- 
Bruns wick's view of them and the College ranges from friendly to bitter. Some individuals in prove the commonweal. 
Brunswick look upon Bowdoin people in government as liberal eggheads. 



FRI., NOV. 11, 1977 



Fort Bowdoin 


t is a novel idea that security chief 
Joy has suggested, a network of tele- 
phones tacked around the campus, 
phones with a direct line to the secu- 
rity switchboard. Leaving the ques- 
tion of expense aside — for all we 
know, the scheme might be cheap as 
dirt — the project is unnecessary and 
goes one step further towards turning 
the College into Fort Bowdoin. 

With an average of three felonies 
per year (and how many of these three 
are physical assaults?), this isn't Rut- 
gers, where these devices work so ad- 
mirably. A beleaguered victim who 
could dash to a phone could by scream- 
ing summon aid more quickly, at least 
on the main quad. No one could be- 
lieve that New York's Kitty Genovese 
murder, where neighbors ignored a 
woman's shrieks for half an hour, 
could come to pass here. 

A case could be made for hot lines in 
isolated areas away from the central 
campus; for instance, behind the 
Morrell Gym. But to install security 
• telephones in the central quadrangle 
would disfigure a fragile square of 
greenery and serve no real purpose, 
save that of nourishing paranoia. 


At is a surprise to see that only 17 
percent of Bowdoin students ques- 
tioned by the Bowdoin Opinion Pol- 
ling Organization this week feel the 
Supreme Court should rule in favor of 
the University of California at Davis 
(see centerspread). We recognize that 
Bowdoin is predominantly a white 
school and students here have the 
most to gain by a ruling against the 
University, however the results of the 
poll are unusually definitive. 

The question of reverse discrimina- 
tion is a difficult one to answer. It is a 
case where both sides have valid 
claims. On the one hand we have 
Allan Bakke, a 37 year old engineer, 
who was rejected by a medical school 
that accepted less qualified, as mea- 
sured by present admissions 
standards, black applicants as part of 
a separate admissions program. On 
the other hand we have the University 
of California at Davis, doing its best to 
fulfill a socially important role — the 
education of black doctors. 

There is no doubt that black doctors 
are more likely to serve black com- 
munities and that the same doctors 
will act as a strong role model for 
black youths, both sides concede this. 
However, does this socially important 
goal supercede Bakke's constitutional 
right to equal protection under the 
fourteenth amendment? 

We must conclude that the constitu- 
tional guarantee of equal protection 
' must be upheld. This is not to" say, 
however, that race may not be used as 
a criterion in admissions decisions. 

The admissions process in higher 

education, be it undergraduate or 
graduate, is a difficult one. Because 
the medical profession has chosen to 
limit its numbers, graduate schools 
can afford to be choosy. Virtually 
every applicant is qualified to practice 
medicine. Factors such as manual 
dexterity, intelligence, commitment, 
and yes, race, are all relevant to the 
judgment of the potential contribution 
of each doctor. 

It is only when a separate program 
for one race is established, that race 
becomes an unjustified factor. Race 
can and should be considered in any 
admissions process, but it cannot be 
the sole criterion. 

We hope the Supreme Court will ac- 
cept this argument in its decision that 
is due early next year. Only then will 
the crucial individual rights of Allan 
Bakke as well as the important social 
goal of increasing the number of black 
professionals be preserved. 


Town Meeting 


n recent weeks we have heard much 
about the merits of self-scheduled ex- 
aminations and the trust the College 
should have in the integrity of its stu- 
dents. The latest results of the BOPO 
poll turn the tables on the Executive 
Board and ask how much trust our 
elected representatives have in the 
Student Assembly. 

The poll shows that barely nineteen 
percent of the respondents favor the 
Town Meeting system. Sixty-three 
percent, on the other hand, favor a 
referendum on student issues. The 
poll's findings are a hard pill to swal- 
low for the Executive Board since the 
Town Meeting has been the enfant 
terrible, the ornament of the current 
student government. The question 
that is now before the Board is 
whether the poll should be trusted and 
the Town Meeting abolished. 

We believe that BOPO presents a 
better cross-section of student opinion 
than can be found at any Town Meet- 
ing. Due to the irregularities of time, 
place, and zealotry, the Town Meeting 
attracts certain packs of politicians, 
prophets, and heel-coolers. BOPO is 
more scientific, more disinterested, 
and less prone to fancy. 

Inherent in the Town Meeting sys- 
tem are a number of unavoidable in- 
equities. The labored rhetoric, debate, 
and parliamentary procedure make 
its length prohibitive. The order of ar- 
ticles on the warrant is subject to an 
agenda committee. An important ar- 
ticle could easily be consciously or un- 
intentionally killed merely by placing 
it at the end of the warrant. 

A referendum system would fulfill 
the need made so apparent in BOPO of 
a more adequate student government. 
The Executive Board could easily 
change its ways to make up a slate of 
issues, distribute it through campus 
mail, and supervise the returns. The 
result would probably be a much more 
accurate range of opinion and one 
which is not colored by emotions or 


To the Editor: 

I've been wandering around the 
Bowdoin campus for four years 
now, chuckling at those students 
who actually believe that they are 
in the State of Maine. What a con- 
job they've been playing on 

As an instructor at this fine 
institution observed this past 
weekend, "Bowdoin College is 
actually in a warehouse on Har- 
vard Square, and all the rest is 
done with mirrors!" Funny, isn't 
it? It's also true. 

While students are continuously 
convincing themselves that this is 
Maine up here on upper Maine 
Street, what they've been ex- 
periencing is actually a never- 
never land of academia plopped 
down like Disneyland in the 
middle of reality. Yes, folks - 
Maine does exist, but you have to 
want it to be able to find it. 

A case in point: the new state 
drinking law. Now, I don't like to 
see the demise of class solidarity 
at this reputation-ridden school, 
but I also remember accidents 
ending in deaths in high school 
because kids were able to illegally 
drink during phys ed class (and 
this happened while I was in high 
school in Maine more than once). 
Take your pick - drink or live. 

Yes, I've heard it said that the 
law will do no good. But I talked 
with my old high school counselor 
last week and was informed that 
the network of suppliers to 
fourteen-year-olds has all but 
dried up - and reported cases of 
suspension because of drunken- 
ness have decreased sharply, too. 
And to me, one life saved is worth 
more than a keg of Schlitz. 

I also pity those students who 
can no longer drink - that's why I 
favor the on-the-premise drinking 
petition being circulated. Sure, 
I'm twenty-one and don't have to 
worry about it - except for my 
two high school-aged brothers. 
You see - this is my state first 
and my college second, and I'd like 
to see some recognition of this fact 
by other members of "Camp 
Bowdoin." We are dealing with 
reality here, nor feeble whims and 
selfish pleasures. 

And no, I'm not finished. I'd like 
to have a word with Todd 
Buchanan while my access to free 
speech still exists. I'm for con-' 

servation — it would be social 
heresy not to be. But I'm not as 
ignorant as some people think we 
are. Turning off the lights here 
and there, or even everywhere is 
not going to save a drop of energy. 
The corporations will get it, to 
produce more luxury items that 
people for whom money is not the 
big concern will buy and make 
more money (that we are not 
supposed to be concerned about). 
We won't save energy, it will just 
be misplaced. Why must the 
people make the sacrifices — big 
business pollutes more, pays less 
taxes, gets capital-producing tax- 
breaks, and now will get the 

No — we will have to do more 
than the mere tokenism of 
shutting off lights, or protesting at 
Seabrook and be a part of a 
number. Sure, it's fun and it 
makes headlines and we seem 
productive and we get a feeling of 
accomplishment. And we get 
duped. By big business, because 
business owns the government. 
Money owns the government. 
Money we shouldn't be concerned 

Hey, folks. This is a free 
capitalist society. But it ain't being 
run true to form. It ain't free. And 
neither are we if we think that 
shutting off our lights to do it in 
the dark is going to matter to the 
government, or Exxon, or Central 
Maine Power, or OPEC. Let's use 
our energy to fight for our world 
resources, not just to misplace 
them in the hands of corporations. 
Reed E. Bunzel 78 


To the Editor: 

In response to your editorial 
concerning Self Scheduled Exams. 
I feel that you have behaved in an 
unusually irresponsible fashion. 
One must understand the question 
before commenting on it. 

To understand, one must attend 
the meetings that are held, be 
aware of the goings-on concerning 
the matter and then be able to 
decide from there. With all due 
respect, not one of the editorial 
staff, attended the meeting held in 
the Main Lounge last week. 
Although the reports and the 
article on the subject were con- 
cise, they did not totally express 
the feelings of both the par- 

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(Coiiiiiiiu-d from |>;igc 4) 
ticipating faculty and the 

In that meeting, the broad scope 
and potential that Self Scheduled 
exams have was discussed. In- 
volved, is not only the convenience 
of some students, but the basic 
fabric that Bowdoin is based upon, 
namely the upholding of liberal 
education. Further, that very 
Honor Code that you mention in 
your editorial is a serious question 
that was touched upon by this new 
type of exam system. 

An editorial of this nature does 
nothing more than confuse the 
situation with its lack of insight. 
To the students and faculty that 
read the editorial. I hope that 
instead of blindly going along with 
the hasty statements of it, you sit 
and listen to both sides of the 
argument as they are really 
presented and then decide the 
issue from there. 

Finally, the potential of an 
editorial like this is serious. The 
relative relevance of the claim for 
Self Scheduled exams is really not 
the question. The editorial seems 
to think that it is. and that there 
are more important questions to 
be raised. This may be true, but I 
have not heard much along these 
lines from many of the "concerned" 
factions on this campus. Further, 
the mere fact that the Orient has 
printed the editorial is an ad- 
mission of sorts to controversy 
that has been raised by the 
proposed exam change. 

The faculty take this issue to a 
vote this Monday in the faculty 
meeting. I hope that they have 
looked at the reports and the 
adjoining letters carefully and not 
have given the Orient editorial 
more weight than any opinion. 

Jamie Silverstein 78 
P.S. This is not representing the 
executive board. 

Enteman holds a fireside chat 


Toting cigar in hand and in- 
troducing himself as "Bill," 
President-elect Enteman held his 
first open meeting with the 
students last Friday night in the 
Daggett Lounge. It was a gala 
affair with all the top ad- 
ministrators on hand, refresh- 
ments served, and a huge fire 
blazing in the Lounge fireplace. 

The mood throughout was 
relaxed. While there were many 
smaller discussion groups, the 
action centered around the man 
himself. For over two hours, 
Enteman leaned up against a 
column answering students' 
questions and in return probing 
their opinions. 

Wheiyasked about class size and 
student faculty ratios, the 
President-elect responded that 
statistics are deceiving and then 
proceeded to ask students 
whether they thought the classes 
they were in were too large. 

At times, Enteman was quite 
out-spoken. When he was asked 
what he thought about the fact 
that 10 percent of the College was 
studying away, Enteman 
responded that if he were a 
student, "I wouldn't stay here for 
four years. While I value the 
place, I'd also value a year in 
Paris. I'd then bring what I 
learned in Paris back here. I guess 
I'm surprised even more don't go." 

Throughout the meeting, the 
President-elect seemed most 
concerned about what the 
students thought about the major 
campus issues. Mary Howard 78 
brought up the subject of the 
College's minority population. 
Enteman responded by asking her 
whether she thought the problem 
was in recruiting" or admissions. 
After a brief discussion, Enteman 
advocated searching for qualified 
minority students. He did not, 

however, advocate accepting 
unqualified ones because "they 
would not survive the curriculum 

On tenure, Enteman was un- 
sure. While he did not "believe in 
getting rid of tenure because it 
does protect academic freedom," 
he did mention Union's original 
system. He cautioned, however, 
that "there should not be one 
tenure system for all the colleges. 
Different ones are right for dif- 
ferent schools." 

Although cordial throughout, 
Enteman was not afraid to 
challenge students oh a specific 
issue. Bill Sunshine 78 ran into a 
great deal of opposition when he 
claimed that Bowdoin's low grade 
inflation when compared to other 
top New England colleges hurt 
students in grad school placement. 
Enteman responded by asking 
hypothetical^ whether "we want 

to regear our educational policy 
around some mindless admissions 
practices." He then added that he 
thought most graduate schools 
were well aware of Bowdoin's 
grading policies. 

Enteman was pleased with the 
meeting. "I had a good time; I had 
a lot of good discussions. The 
students were interested and 
interesting; but then agaifiT it 
wasn't a random sample." 

About 150 students in all took 
advantage of the opportunity to 
greet their next president. Joel 
Lafleur's 79 comment was typical 
of the overwhelmingly favorable 
response. "I was impressed with 
his rapport with the students and 
in the informality of his com 
ments." Kevin D'Amico 78 added 
that he was pleased that the 
President-elect was "very candid 
and straightforward." 

Tracy Wolstencroft '80 thought 

President-elect Enteman met 
with students in the Daggett 
Lounge last Friday. BNS 

the meeting was good for other 
reasons than just meeting 
President-elect Enteman. "It was 
a rare opportunity not only to 
meet the President, but also 
people like Dean Fairey who is 
also new. I enjoyed it; he gives a 
good impression. He's well-spoken 
and, more important, he's com- 
fortable around the students." 

BOPO finds student, faculty dissatisfaction 
with the overall Senior Center program 

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ment for minorities and fell ad- 
mission policy should not be 
altered to accommodate minority 

The results of the last questions 
revealed that sixty-three percent 
of the students would prefer to 
decide college issues through a 
referendum, or ballot vote, versus 
nineteen percent who prefer the 
present biannual Town Meeting. 
"Sentiment concerning the town 
meeting is the same now as it was 
last spring." Steinbrueck said, 
pointing out that a poll taken 
during the past spring disclosed 
the same results: a three to one 
stand against town meetings. 

As the first time the faculty has 
been polled, sixty out of ninety 

Mayor Gibson to lecture on city blacks 

Kenneth A. Gibson, the 45-year- 
old -Mayor of Newark, N.J., and a 
former President of the- U.S. 
Conference of Mayors, will deliver 
a public lecture here on November 
17. His topic will be "The Black 
Community and the Inner City." 

Mr. Gibson will speak in Kresge 
Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. and the 
public is cordially invited to at- 
tend. His address will be the 
second in Bowdoin's 1977-78 John 
Brown Russwurm Lecture Series. 

A native of Enterprise. Ala., 
whose family moved to Newark in 
1940. Mr. Gibson has since 1970 
served as the New Jersey city's 
34th mayor. He is the first Black 
mayor in the history of Newark, 
which is the third oldest major city 
in America. 

Newark Mayor Kenneth Gib- 
son. BNS 

In his former capacity as 
President of the U.S. Conference 
of Mayors. Mr. Gibson became 
widely known throughout the 
nation as an articulate spokesman 
for urban America. He has ap- 
peared before the Joint Economic 
Committee of Congress, House 
Labor and Education Committee, 
House Ways and Means Com- 
mittee, House Judiciary Com- 
mittee. Senate Labor and Welfare 
Committee, and various other 
national and state forums. 

Mayor Gibson has won national 
attention and acclaim for his ef- 
forts to rebuild the tarnished 
image of Newark by restoring 
public confidence in the basic 
integrity of its government. His 
awards include the Fiorello H. 
LaGuardia Award. 

He was selected by Time 
magazine as one of America's 200 
outstanding young men and the 
international edition of Time 
named him one of the world's top 
50 young leaders. The Times of 
London said Gibson is an example 
of the type of international 
political leadership which will be 
developed in the future. 

Mayor Gibson has advocated a 
progressive income tax for New 
Jersey as a means of evolving new 
revenue sources. He has initiated 
innovative programs in education, 
health and welfare by mobilizing 
state and federal revenues to chart 
a new course for Newark through 
increased efficiency of its 
departments and agencies. 

"Wherever American cities are 
going, Newark will get there 
first," Mayor Gibson has said. - 

Mr. Gibson was awarded a B.S. 
degree in civil engineering in 1900 
by the New Jersey Institute of 
Technology, formerly the Newark 
College of Engineering. 

In the 1960s, while serving as 
Chief Engineer of the Newark 
Housing Authority and Chief 
Structural Engineer for the City of 
Newark, he became increasingly 
involved in community services. 
He was co-chairman of the 
Business and Industrial Coor- 
dinating Council, a group formed 
to increase employment op- 
portunities for Blacks and Puerto 
Ricans. Mayor Gibson has also 
served as Vice President of the 
United Community Corporation. 
Newark's anti-poverty agency. 

In 1964 he was named "Man of 
the Year" by the Newark Junior 
Chamber of Commerce. 

A registered Democrat, Mayor 
Gibson says he maintains a degree 
of independence within the 
framework of the party. 

His hobby is jogging and he was 
the first mayor in the history of 
the Boston Marathon to complete 
the 26-mile, 385-yard long distance 
run. (BNS) 

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Because of its length, 

'Doctor Zhivago" will not be 

mown at 7:00 and 9:30 as 

previously announced, but 

rather at 6:45 and 10:00. 

teaching faculty members 
returned their questionnaires. 

In contrast to the students, over 
sixty percent of the Bowdoin 
faculty expressed their belief that 
the admissions staff should give 
preferential treatment to minority 
applicants and almost ninety 
percent said a sex-blind ad- 
missions policy should be adopted. 

Self-scheduled exams were 
opposed by most of the teachers, 
hut Steinbrueck said it should be 
kept in mind that this poll was 
taken before the reporting 
committee on self-scheduled 
exams made its report and many 
teachers' views may have 

With the overall Senior Center 
program, fifty-five percent of the 
faculty wen> dissatisfied. Results 
showed the faculty felt, two to 
one. the Senior Center program 
should relate to the broader 
curriculum more than it is 
presently doing. Almost half 
thought the most valuable 
educational resource of the 
program to be the Senior Center 
seminars. Only six percent of the 
teachers considered career 
counseling the program's most 
important offering. Most teachers 
also felt the Senior Center 
program lacks a coherent 
educational plan, but a significant 
number commented that they 
thought the program should not 
have a coherent plan. In terms of 

support, teachers reported ad- 
ministration and individual 
academic departments as being 
"somewhat supportive," at least 
outwardly. There were many 
reports about lack of funds, un- 
derstaffing, and budget con- 
straints. Another point was 
revealed when professors allotted 
levels of esteem to themselves and 
their colleagues for leaching a 
Senior Center seminar. Forty-one 
percent felt the level of esteem 
associated with teaching a Senior 
Center seminar was less than that 
associated with teaching a regular 
course. In summation. a|> 
proximately sixty percent of the 
teaching faculty were willing to 
make a commitment to the Senior 
Center program, many reluc- 
tantly, due to lime constraints. 

Although Steinbrueck said the 
polls were revealing, he stated 
that another faculty poll would be 
taken in the near future. "Most 
faculty members were highly 
critical." he said, "although the 
poll was definitely successful. The 
professors responded with 
quickness and clarity. We don't 
have the time to devote to such a 
poll regularly, but we know that 
for specific purposes a faculty poll 
can definitely work. If there were 
a big issue on campus, for in- 
stance, and student government 
wanted to know how the faculty 
stood on the matter, we could 
utilize a faculty poll." 

Presidents of fraternities 
propose identity stickers 

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would approve the proposal, 
although a few presidents 
predicted that there would be 
"some discussion" of the matter. 

Sam Galeota '79, president of 
the IFC and Delta Kappa Epsilon, 
had declined to comment on Uie 
plan until after a meeting between 
Dean Wendy Fairey and the house 
presidents . 

Psi Upsilon president Andy 
Klemmer '79, who was not at the 
IFC meeting, opposed the 
proposed system. "I don't want to 
stand at the door and check 
cards," he said. 

Klemmer suggested that in his 
opinion, it would be "a lot easier" 
for independents to band together 
and put up a sum of money 
comparable to that contributed by 

the fraternities. "If they can get 
together enough for a White Key 
team, why not for this?" he asked. 
Dean Fairey was out of town 
earlier this week and thus 
unavailable for comment, but 
administration sources indicated 
that the system, while not in- 
tended for the purpose of skirting 
the recent increase in the drinking 
age, might have some implications 
in that area. 

Since the admission charge paid 
by those attending campus-wide 
parties is said to be for "en- 
tertainment" to avoid the 
necessity of a house's possessing a 
liquor license, there might be 
some question as to whether the 
frats' contribution of beer could be 
construed as an "admission 
charge." it was felt. 

College expects little change fron 

Advisors dubious of its effect on grads ; 
do not foresee sweeping high court ruling 


How could a case which involves 
a 37-year-old man, who has 
previously been rejected by ten 
medical schools, suing a university 
lor turning him down have such an 
overreaching effect that it may 
even influence Bowdoin students 
who have finished their stint 
under the pines? 

The case of The Regents of the 
University of California, Davis v. 
Allan Hakke is already famous. 
While few have any interest in 
whether Bakke will finally be 
admitted or not, a great deal of 
attention has been directed at the 
case because of its "possible 
landmark" implications. 

Bakke sued- Davis on the 
grounds that several less-qualified 

heard last month. A decision of 
some sort shoujd be reached 
sometime in the spring. No matter 
what ruling Chief Justice Warren 
Burger and his associates come up 
with, Bowdoin career and 
graduate school counselors see 
only slight implications for the 
school's graduates. 

Director of Career Counseling 
Harry Warren stated that, even if 
Bakke loses, he was not sure 
whether there would be any 
definite change. "I may be mis- 
reading it. but I still don't suspect 
there'll be a major change. I still 
think they (Bowdoin's white 
graduates) would have a good 
chance. Jobs will still go to those 
individuals who present their case 

It is a matter of debate whether the outcome of the Bakke case 
will affect the future of Bowdoin's black population. Orient/ 

minority students were admitted 
over himself. As evidence, Bakke 
points to his 3.8 average (out of a 
possible 1) and then to the 
averages of the accepted minority 
students, some of which were as 
low as 2.1. He also charged the 
med school for having a set quota 
of 16 "disadvantaged students." 

Davis' defense centers around 
two crucial points. First, the 
university contended that it had 
not selected any unqualified 
students. It was a choice between 
many qualified ones. Second, more 
minority medical students would 
lead to more minority doctors 
which, in turn, would lead to 
improved health care in ghetto 
areas. An additional defense is 
that of Bakke's age. According to 
Bowdoin's Dean of the College 
Paul Nyhus. medical schools 
cannot afford to train doctors who 
would give ten years less service 
in medical practice. 

The case has made it to the 
Supreme Court, where it was 


Professor Morgan believes 
that the Bakke question is not 
an open-and-shut case. 

Professor Thomas Settlemire, 
head of the 12-person pre-med 
committee, was even more 
dubious about the chances of any 
radical effect of a Bakke loss. "The 
situation will remain as it is now. 
The decision will just add more 
credibility to the existing policies 
(such as affirmative action)." 

In fact, as far as Bowdoin is 
concerned, Settlemire is convinced 
that reverse discrimination is a 
non-issue. "In Bowdoin's dealings 
with medical schools, the situation 
has not really come up. First of all, 
we have not had many blacks who 
have applied for med school. And, 
second, those who have have had 
the credentials. Sure there are 
seats set aside for blacks, but they 
tend, in most cases, to be 

When questioned about a Bakke 
victory, both Settlemire and 
Warren stood firm on their belief 
that the impact on white Bowdoin 
grads would be minimal. As 
Settlemire put it, "you're still 
talking about a huge applicant pool 
for a relatively few med school 
positions. The change in the total 
pool would certainly not be 
dramatic, particularly since blacks 
represent such a small percentage 
of the applicants." 

Settlemire's predecessor, 
biology professor James Moulton, 
believes that the reason the Bakke 
case will have a negligible effect on 
Bowdoin is that "we have highly 
selected students. From my recent 
dealings with med schools, I don't 
get a feeling of any policy change." 
Settlemire echoed this statement, 
"National statistics show a much 
different perspective than my 
experience at Bowdoin." 

Warren, however, disagreed. "I 

don't see any reason why we 
should be an exception." The 
counselor went on to say that if 
one does not do a good job selling 
himself, he's not going to get the 
job he's after, no matter what 
college he graduated from. 
Government professor and pre- 
law advisor Richard Morgan 
agreed with Warren that the law 
will affect the College "no more, no 
less" than other schools. "Bowdoin 
grads are a diverse bunch." 

A Constitutional law scholar, 
Morgan's views of the case are 
quite different. He claims that 
there are several ways that Bakke 
can win and even more that he can 
lose, each way having a different 
effect on Bowdoin graduates with 
a yearning for law school. 

The first way Bakke can win is 
by the Court upholding the 
Fourteenth Amendment, the 
equal protection clause on which 
the plaintiff is resting his case. 
Morgan believes that this "will 
place blocks on affirmative action, 
but will not stop it." 

The other way Bakke can 
emerge victorious would be for the 
Court to say that race cannot be 

used as a "dispositive" criterion. 
In other words, "one can use race 
as a criterion, but not the sole 
one." Since Davis had two 
separate admissions pools, Bakke 
would probably win a place in the 
class. However, this particular 
ruling would have little or no 
effect on the great majority of 
graduate schools which do not 
have quotas. As Morgan put it. 
"This ruling in effect says that you 
can't have.quotas or at least state 
them as crudely as Davis." 

As a result of this dual nature of 
a "dispositive" ruling, Morgan also 
lists it as the first way Bakke can 
lose. While he would probably win 
a personal triumph; Bakke would 
not get a "landmark ruling." 
Morgan stated that the total effect 
would be merely to "maintain the 
status quo." 

Bakke would also lose if the 
courts say that the Fourteenth 
Amendment is being used 
benevolently. This ruling would. 
of course, be a great boost to 
affirmative action. 

The third and final way Bakke 
could lose is if the Court chooses to 
avoid the Constitutional issue. 
Instead, they would decide the 
case on the Civil Rights Act of 
1964. "This would throw it back to 
Congress to change the act if they 

Director of the Afro- Am John 
Walter . Orient/Howarth 

Not only race, but sex might prejudice or enhance a candidate' 
legal position the Supreme Court takes. Orient/Howarth/BN 

Debate intensifies 

and faculty thought minorities had 
a right to affirmative action 
programs. "It's the only proper 
thing to do," commented Director 
of Afro-American studies John C. 
Walter. If, he explained, all people 
are inherently equal but through 
circumstances unequal, it is 
necessary to equalize them by 
giving the disadvantaged 
minorities sufficient advantage to 
compete on an equal basis with 

Recent poll sJ 


Student and faculty opinion 
regarding the Bakke case and its 
implications are varied within a 
small sample of the Bowdoin 
College campus. Of the 18 faculty 
and students surveyed by the 
Orient, most were in favor of 
integration in higher education. 
They conflicted as to how this goal 
might be fulfilled. 

Merit was an important issue to 
many. Some felt that merit alone 
should be the deciding faetor in 
college and graduate school ad- 
missions. This raised the question 
of what constituted merit. Should 
grades alone be a deciding factor? 
Mary Howard 78 felt the whole 
question should remain on an 
individual university level, and 
that merit should not be decided 
only by grades, but by an in- 
dividual's actual qualifications. 
There are an infinite number of 
factors schools use in considering 
applicants. Grade determinants as 
well as other considerations are 
factors. In addition, the criteria 
schools use should not necessarily 
be made public in the first place. 
The only analysis, therefore, could 
lie with the school, not with the 
courts. This, Howard feels, is 
what will have to happen in the 
Bakke case and that for this reason 
it should go back to the California 

A school, for example, as 
Marilyn Fischer, Instructor of 
Philisophy, suggested, might want 
to round out its student body as 
much with members of a minority 
group as it would with people from 
individual regions of the country, 
extracurricular interests, or any 
other individual quality. A few 
students, on the other hand said 
they thought the end was to 
produce, in this case, the best 
doctors, regardless of what the 
outcome might be. There was no 
consensus, among students or 
faculty, regarding merit. 

If the question was one of race, 
of racial discrimination or af 
ifirmative action, most students 

Bowdoin students strongly back 
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Although the Supreme Court's decision in The Regents of the University of California, Davis v. Allan 
Bakke might have a substantial effect on graduate and undergraduate admissions programs, prospective 
Bowdoin students should find no major differences in the College's admission program regardless of the 
Court's final judgment. 

William Mason, Director of 
Admissions at Bowdoin, thinks 
that the implications of the case 
are difficult to measure at this 
time. "It's hard to say," he com- 
mented. The affect of the decision 
is tied directly to the direction of 
the final judgment. "The Sup- 
reme Court has so many possible 
interpretations," said Mason. 

Although the ultimate deci- 
sion of the Court will affect the 
admissions process at other col- 
leges and universities, Bowdoin's 
admissions process should 
emerge unscathed according to 
Mason. "If the Court backs 
Bakke, at least at the graduate 
level there are going to be strong 
implications. But at our level I 
don't think it will," he stated. 
Mason is confident that the Col- 
lege's lack of dependence on any 
quotas or separate admission 
programs for minorities will 
spare Bowdoin from revising its 
admissions process. 

The most serious effect of a de- 
cision in favor of Bakke would b e 

over reverse discrimination 

non-minorities. To simply throw 
college admissions open to all, is 
an inequality, since minority 
groups are disadvantaged to begin 
with. In this case Bakke competed 
with people elevated to his own 
level and lost. In concurrance with 
this, Tom Sable '81 said that to 
produce minority professionals, 
quotas were necessary. 

Louis Coxe, Professor of 
English, took the problem from a 

different slant and said it was 
bound to happen that a white 
would charge a school with 
reverse discrimination. 

A majority of students and 
faculty felt it was acceptable that 
minorities were allowed ad- 
vantages to the exclusion of non- 
minorities. The consequences for a 
white applicant, said Don 
Newberg, Geology Teaching 
Associate, were not as great as 

hows students favor Bakke 


. the position of Allan Bakke, according to the results of a Bowdoin 
taken early this week. 

support Bakke's stand and only 17 percent agree with the University of 
lestioned students on their views of Bowdoin admissions. 
ients feel that Bowdoin should actively recruit minority students, most 
that there should be any preferential treatment of minorities in the 


ecruit members of minor- 
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Only 18 per cent of the BOPO 
sample thought that the admis- 
sions staff should alter their 
standards to accommodate mem- 
bers of minority groups. Accord- 
ing to cross- tabulations compiled 
by the BOPO staff, these are for 
the most part the same people 
who sided with the University of 
California in the Bakke case. 

18 per cent of the respondents 
believe that preferential treat- 
ment should be given to 
minorities in the admissions 
process. Once again, cross- 
tabulations show that these are 
the same 18 per cent that de- 
fended the University of Califor- 

In the case of sex, student sen- 
timent is different. 52 percent of 
those questioned believe that a 
sex-blind admissions policy 
should be used. 40 percent be- 
lieve that sex should be consid- 
ered in the admissions process as 
it is now. 

The poll draws on a random 
sample of Bowdoin students cho- 
sen by the bowdoin computer. 

those for a member of a minority. 
Susan Vince, Instructor o'f 
Biology, could "sort of see in a 
personal view," Bakke's charge, at 
the same time saying she was in 
favor of quotas if that was the only 
solution. If there was no way 
around' individuals bearing the 
brunt of this change, it was 

Two students brought up the 
question that if change is to be 
affected, if that is the question, at 
what level should it occur? Cliff 
Bernier '81 and Patrick Inman 70 
said the idea! was to equalize the 
circumstances for everyone at 
birth, so that when they came to 
higher education they could be 
considered equally, without any 
need for compensation. Never- 
theless, Bernier felt it correct that 
privileged non-minorities suffer as 
a result of affirmative action at 
the upper levels. Inman made the 
observation that in bakke s 
particular case the Supreme Court 
decision would be difficult since 
the University of California at 
Davis, the school against which 
Bakke brought his case, was a 
state school, ostensibly respon- 
sible for producing through its 
school system, equally educated 

On the subject of individuals 
having to "bear the brunt" of social 
change, John Rensenbrink, 
Professor of Government, had 
strong views. Selected in- 
dividuals, he felt, should not have 
to take responsibility for societal 
problems. He felt such programs 
as affirmative action and busing, 
were "band-aids," that only 
exacerbated racial tensions. 

The change will have to come 
from a "social re-definition," ac- 
cording to Rensenbrink, in which 
the country would be oriented 
more toward individual small 
communities rather than be tied to 
central government. This would 
bring about the change from the 
bottom, equalize the situation 
between minorities and non- 
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a close scrutiny by the federal 
government of College admis- 
sions practices. "Federal agen- 
cies will try to become more 
aware of how we make deci- 
sions," he speculated: There are 
presently no plans to alter Bow- 
doin's system if the University of 
California is the winner. 

The admissions office will be 
unaffected by the Supreme Court 
ruling because, "I've never never 
paid attention to any quota 
whatsoever," said Mason. No ap- 
plicant is ever accepted who does 
not appear capable of handling 
Bowdoin's workload. 

The problem for an admissions 
staff at a competitive college like 
Bowdoin is that 90 percent of the 
applicants are capable of dealing 
with academics. If "computer" 
admissions are to be avoided, fac- 
tors other than mere academics 
must come into play. 

Athletic ability, artistic talent, 
creative writing, musical ability 
and race are just some of the fac- 
tors that are involved in making 
an admissions decision. "A lot of 
areas we pay attention to cause 
this place to be a little more cos- 
mopolitan," Mason pointed out. 
The key to the admission decision 
is diversity. 

Mason believes Bakke is 
"splitting hairs" in his claim that 
less qualified applicants were 
admitted to the University of 
California at Davis. "Basic qual- 
ifications in common represent a 
span.... What he is saying is that 
we should be admitting a 
freshman class by computer," he 

Although the College has 

made a conscious effort to recruit 
more black students, the number 
of minority matriculant has 
steadily fallen over the last five 
years. Only eight blacks matricu- 
lated in the Class of 1980 as com- 
pared to thirty two in the Class of 

Mason attributes the fall in. 
black students to a trend found at 
all New England colleges and 
universities'. "It is a very clear 
statistic that fewer blacks are in- 
terested in applying to predomi- 
nantly white schools," he said. 
Bowdoin is not the only institu- 
tion of higher learning to be af- 
fected by this. Harvard has drop- 
ped from an enrollment of 9 per- 
cent blacks to just 3 percent in 
recent years. 

If an applicant meets the Col- 
lege's minimum requirements, 
Mason sees no reason not to con- 
sider any and all mitigating cir- 
cumstances in his or her favor. 
"The basic qualifications are the 
thing. After that point you begin 
to look at differences and to me 
that includes race," he explained. 

The only quotas that the ad- 
missions office has ever had to 
deal with affected the ac- 
ceptances of women. When 
women were first matriculated at 
Bowdoin, only a certain number 
of females could be accepted to 
make the transition as smooth as 
possible. Recently, women could 
only be accepted in percentages 
consistent with the number of 
applications. This policy was 
scrapped just a few weeks ago in 
favor of a "sex-blind" admissions 



FRI., NOV. 11, 1977 

The Walker Museum of Art has on display its entire classical collection, which has very few rivals 
in this country. The exhibit will run until January 8, 1978. Dr. Brunilde S. Ridgway will lecture 
next week on classical antiquity, with reference to Bowdoin's collection. Orient/Eveleth 

Musicians please Muse in Daggett recital 


The concert of chamber music 
presented last Sunday afternoon 
in the Daggett Lounge of the 
Senior Center was entirely 
delightful. June Mills, on oboe, 
and James Maddocks, playing 
violin, were accompanied by 
Professor Elliott Schwartz., on 
piano. It was an unusual chance to 
hear experienced Kuropean 
musicians play in an informal 

The program included works 
in a variety of musical styles and 
forms, from Baroque sonatas to 
twentieth century works by 
Britten and Bartok. A sampling: A 
transcription of a Chaconne for 
violin and piano by Vital!, was in 
the form of a series of melodic 
variations over a fixed harmonic 
progression. The transcription 
was more Romantic than Baroque 
in conception, and had subtle 
-tempo .changes and ingenious 
melodic variations. 

Six Mvtumorphosv? after Ovid, 
by Benjamin Britten, was written 
for solo oboe. It was very 
programmatic; one movement was < 
based on the story of I'haedrus, 
(complete with thunderbolt), 
another, which had parallel and 
reflected melodic phrases, was 
based on the story of Narcissus. 

The Six Houmuniun Dunces, by 
Bela Bartok, were last on the 
program. The dances vary in 
character; one was played entirely 
on the harmonics of the violin 

The performers were very open 
to questions from the audience. 
They spoke briefly about each 
piece played, discussing the 
technical difficulties, and com- 
menting on interesting aspects of 
style and form. 

James Maddocks and June Mills 
both live in London, and were 
visiting the United States for only 
a few weeks. Maddocks studied 
violin with Henry Hoist at the 
Manchester Royal College of 
Music, in England. Mills studied 
oboe at London's Royal College of 
Music. They are co-directors of the 
London String Orchestra. 

Both their instruments were 
unusual. The oboe had an English 
tone hole system, requiring dif- 
ferent keys and different 
fingerings than the French system 

usually used here. Mills also used a 
different style of reed for her 
instrument, which produced a 
very distinctive tone. She 
achieved great control of dynamics 
and a tremendous range of tim- 

The violin played by Maddocks 
was modern (for a violin); it was 

made in 1948 by his father. 

The concert was not a polished 
performace of over-rehearsed 
music, but rather an excellent 
presentation of c.hamber music 
being created on the spot. It was 
interesting and charming for that 

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and Football, St. Louis vs. Dallas 

Wednesday, Thursday — Larry John McNally 

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Joy files crime log 

(Continued from pagr I) 

the Communications Center of the 
emergency call box used to 
facilitate dispatching of immediate 
assistance without the need to ask 
any questions of the caller." Joy 
plans to start with ten of these 

The security chief got theddea 
from Rutgers University. wKat 
impressed him most about the 
project was the student reaction. 
He claims t hat the students took it 
upon themselves to make sure that 
nobody played around with the 
phones. "They realized that the 
boxes could save their lives or 
from being assaulted." Joy 
believes that Physical Plant will be 
able to install these phones 
cheaply enough to warrant funds. 

Joy is also hoping to improve 

security by hiring a third female 
for the security staff. A search is 
being made for one who is already 
a fully qualified law enforcement 
officer. The security chief has been 
extremely pleased with the way 
the present female officers have 
worked out. "It's near a necessity. 
A woman on campus would almost 
always rather talk to a woman, 
particularly in a personally em- 
barrassing situation." 

While Joy is working hard on 
tightening security further, he 
also believes that "it must be a 
total community effort." One easy 
thing each student can do is to 
reserve extension 500 for 
emergencies only. If one is locked 
out of his room or needs in- 
formation, extension 314 operates 
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Ridgway to give lecture 

Dr. Brunilde S. Ridgway, who is 
the Rhys Carpenter Professor of 
Archaeology in the Department of 
Classical and Near Eastern Ar- 
chaeology at Bryn Mawr College, 
will lecture here Nov. 14. 

Professor Ridgway has selected 
as her topic "The Mute Stones 
Speak: With an Italian Accent." 
The public is cordially invited to 
attend the lecture, which will be 
delivered in Kresge Auditorium at 
8 p.m. 

The lecture will be presented in 
conjunction with "The Ancient 
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includes some 500 selected 
examples of Greek and Roman art. 
Dr. Ridgway will discuss some of 
the works in the show, the first 
comprehensive exhibition of this 
outstanding Bowdoin collection. 

Her appearance at Bowdoin will 
be sponsored by the Museum and 
the College's Lectures and Con- 
certs Committee with the 
assistance of the Stahl Lecture 
Fund. Professor Ridgway will be 
introduced by Professor Erik 0. 
Neilsen of Bowdoin's Department 
of Classics, who has served as 
guest curator for the exhibition. 

Dr. Ridgway is the author of the 
just-published book, The Archaic 
Style in Greek Sculpture, written 
while she was holding a 
Guggenheim Fellowship. Her 
earlier books include The Severe 
Style in Greek Sculpture and 
Classical Sculpture. 

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matters of student concern made 
carefully-considered recom- 
mendations more likely, due to the 
exchange of information and 
debate of relative merit which 
takes place at Assembly meetings. 

"The power at this College does 
not rest with the students; it rests 
with the faculty," said Pat Inman 
'80. He went on to maintain that 
since student government served 
only an advisory function, the 
"mandate" that many claimed a 
referendum would produce would 
have no real influence on College 

The vote fell short of the 
necessary two-thirds majority, 
with only twenty-nine affirmative 
votes being cast to the eighty-one 

Self-scheduled examinations 
received further support after a 
mere six minutes of discussion, 
which listed the by now familiar 
pros and cons of the issue. The 
article passed by a majority that 
was clear, if not overwhelming. 

Three proposals affecting the 
College dining services were 
approved. One requested that 
Central Dining offer students the 
option to buy partial board bills, 
while another asked that the 
dinner hours at Moulton Union 
kitchen be extended by half an 
hour to 6:30 p.m., to relieve 
overcrowding. An article 
establishing a rotational eating 
system for those wishing to eat at 
a number of different dining 
locations in the course of a week 
was also passed, despite some 
questions as to its feasibility. 

An article forming a committee 
of faculty and students to examine 
'the allocation of faculty 
resources" received clear support 
after an appeal by sponsor Scott 
Perper 78. 

"We're going to need the 
support of the faculty, and if there 
aren't any faculty members on 
that committee, it (the issue of 
faculty workload) is going to be 
very easy to dismiss," said Perper. 
Approved after considerable 
haggling and amending was a 
resolution asking that the ad- 
ministration open more quiet 
study areas, and keep them open 
until 2 a.m. 
The meeting also: 

— endorsed the petition 
presently being circulated that 
would allow 18-year-olds to drink 
alcoholic beverages in restaurants 
and bars; 

— asked that the Physical Plant 
Department maintain College 
buildings at a temperature of sixty 

— amended the Assembly 
constitution to require the cir- 
culation of Town Meeting 
warrants two weeks before the 

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Rosovsky lobbies for core studies 

The Salt Water College goes down to the sea again and dives into 
the different aspects of the oceans. 

Salt Water College group 
sponsors Union study break 


The Sail Water College is in 
hitfh ge,ar and preparing for Its 

grand culmination of major events 
with an "ocean environment 
exhibit" fijgiMillg on November 
Hi. The "College" has completed f> 
of the 8 scheduled lectures, but is 
still busy with many smaller 

A Ten O'Clock Study Break" 
was sponsored by the group on 
Tuesday, featuring Sea Shanties 
performed by Margie Ketondo & 
the 'Deep Five" and an assort- 
ment of Down Kast Humor, 
performed by Hob Bass 79. John 
Skehan 78, and Tom Hayward 7H. 
Also featured was a Heath Bunny 
Skit, directed by Kim Noyes 'MO. 

The production attracted 
numerous would be sludiers. "I 
was shocked," exclaimed Debbie 
Dane 7K, one of the organizers of 
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The Salt Water College is the 
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solidated many lectures and ac- 
tivities dealing.wUh the sea under 
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various disciplines and to 
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lectures, dealing with subjects 
from Evolutionary Ecology to 
ownership of the ocean's 
resources. On November 13th, 
Jean-Michael Cousteau will speak 
on "Man and the Living Sea: 
Marine Architecture and Design in 
Nature," ending the six lectures 
on the ocean. 

The SWC program will 
culminate with an ocean en- 
vironment exhibit. The grand 
opening is scheduled for 
November Hi, when sea shanties 
will be sung and a ten pound 
salmon will be sacrificed for all 
those who want to partake. 


Last Friday evening. Henry 
Rosovsky. the Dean of Faculty for 
the College of Arts and Sciences at 
Harvard University, spoke to well 
over 100 members of the Bowdoin 
community in Kresge Auditorium 
concerning his plan for the in- 
stitution of a core curriculum at 
Harvard. The presentation was of 
special interest to the Bowdoin 
audience, as a core curriculum is 
one of the major topics under 
debate at the College. 

Professor William Whiteside, in 
introducing Dean Kosovsky. 
stressed that he was not there as a 
"salesman." but rather to help the 
Bowdoin community decide which 
educational path it will choose to 
follow in the future. 

Rosovsky. a former professor of 
economics and an expert on Japan, 
said that he started to formulate 
his concept of core curriculum 
while attending Harvard 
graduations. He began to wonder 
what meaning, if any. was still 
contained in the statement, "I 
welcome you to the company of 
educated men and women." For 
Rosovsky it did not mean a college 
transcript that resembled a "menu 
at a Chinese banquet" or the "table 
of contents" ol Psychology Today. 
The blame. Rosovsky con- 
tended, is not with the students 
but rather with faculties that 
refuse to set, educational 
priorities. He also placed partial 
blame for this situation on what he 
called a "lack of communication" 
amongst educated people whereas 
the ability to communicate one's 
ideas was formerly the "hallmark" 
of an educated person. 

Once he had established the 
problem and its causes in his own 
mind. Rosovsky sought the partial 
solution in first attempting to 
define what an "educated person" 
should be able to do and what 
characteristics he or she should 

possess. This definition, which 
was generally approved of by the 
Harvard faculty, comprised six 
broad areas - the ability to write 
clearlv and effectively, an 
appreciation of the way we acquire 
knowledge, a lack of provinciality, 
experience in "rigorous" thinking 
or moral and ethical issues, good 
manners and high aesthetic 
standards, and knowledge in 
depth of one academic subject. 

Rosovsky's core curriculum is 
essentially based on these 
characteristics. There are five 
areas in which students would be 
required to take courses - arts 
and letters, history, sociology and 
philosophy, mathematics and 
science, and finally foreign 
languages and cultures. The 
requirements in each section 
would entail either two or three 
semester courses with exemptions 
being given on the basis of 
secondary school work or test 
scores. Dean Rosovsky claims that 
the requirements could be com- 
pleted in the course of two 


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Rosovsky stated that the 
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He made clear that his plan was 
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(Continued from page 12) 
sophomore Ann Haworth, will be 
the captains of next year's team. 
Ann Chapin, voted the most 
improved runner and sophomore 
Sheila Turner, should combine 
with the co-captains to form the 
core for next year. 

As was true with the men's 
team, injuries hurt the Polar 
Bears' performance. Rebecca 
Alter, Elizabeth Davis, and 
Kathleen Williamson were all 
injured during the season. 

However, despite these in- 
juries, the team's overall depth 
generally prevailed. This should 
be a key factor for next year. 
Coach Lynn Ruddy, optimistic for 
the immediate future, predicts 
that the harriers will improve 
time-wise for about the next five 
years as runners are coming to 
Bowdoin with more experience. 

Football wins; takes on Mules tomorrow 

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(Continued from page 12) 
the game. Scott Baker started 
things off in fine fashion by 
recovering a Bobcat fumble on the 
Bates 35. Jay Pensavalle 
maneuvered the offense on this 
drive, rambling the final 11 yards 
himself to put Bowdoin ahead 14- 

Colosante, who is nearing a 
Bates career passing record, 
brought Bates back quickly, 
mixing passes with runs by 
fullback Gary Fugatch. The 80- 
yard offensive culminated in a 16- 
yard Colosante-to-Summonte toss 
over the middle. The extra point 
was missed, but Bates was in 
control 17-14. 

Tim Marotta, another freshman, 
took the kickoff back 32 yards to 
start Bowdoin back on the winning 
trail. Jay Pensavalle connected 
twice with Rich Newman for gains 
of 13 and 17 yards. Sciolla tore the 

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last 20 yards to put the Bears on 
top for good. 21-17. 

Excitement starts 

While the scoring was over, the 
excitement had just begun. Bates 
fought valiantly, but every time 
they seriously threatened, the 
Bears came up with the big play. 
Baker and Jay Langford each 
contributed a sack, and Lytton 
turned a fancy Bates double 
reverse into an 18-yard loss. With 
a third down and 42-yard 
situation. Bates appeared done 
for. But Bowdoin has learned by 
now never to count the Bobcats 
out. Sure enough, Colosante lofted 
a 50-yard bomb to split end Steve 
Olsen. Suddenly, Bates was alive 
and kicking. With Bowdoin under 
intense pressure, Larry Lytton 
turned in the play of the game as 
he picked off a Cola«ante pass and 
ran the length of the field for an 
apparent touchdown. Un- 

fortunately, he has stepped out 
early in the drive, but that didn't 
matter. A four-point win is just as 
sweet as an 1 1 -point win. 
especially when the opponent is 

Coach Lentz observed later, 
"I'm very pleased. We showed a 
lot of character under a lot of 

All eyes, however, are looking 
towards tomorrow's big game at 
Colby. Should the Bears win, they 
become the sole possessors of the 
CBB title. Should they lose, they 
must share the honors with Bates 
and Colby. Though Colby is not 
the owner of a fantastic record, 
they do, nonetheless, have ex- 
cellent personnel on offense, in- 
cluding three fine receivers and 
two good QBs. But that shouldn't 
pose too much of a problem for a 
Bowdoin defense that seems to get 
stronger every game. Let's just 
hope we win the toss! 

Tennis, Sailing, JV Soccer finish 

and BNS 

The varsity women's fall tennis 
team has concluded its season with 
a 7-6 record. The Polar Bears 
dropped a 6-1 decision to Corby in 
Waterville. Bowdoin's only point 
was earned by senior Jane Rhein 
and sophomore Kileen Pyne who 
won their doubles match. 

Bowdoin finished third in the 
state tournament held at Colby 
last Friday and Saturday. Scores: 
Colby 41, UMO 36, Bowdoin 22, 
UMPI 15, Bates 12. UMPG 11. 
Sophomore Meg McLean won her 
first round match and Nina 
Williams reached the finals of the 
singles consolation bracket. The 
team of Rhein and Pyne won the 
consolation doubles title. 

The future appears bright for 
Coach Ed Reid and his squad next 
year although they will miss the 
play of seniors Rhein and Marliss 
Hooker. In all. 23 different women 
saw action in matches this season. 
many of them sophomores and 
juniors. Should they continue to 
improve, these underclassmen will 
form the nucleus of an excellent 
team for the next several years. 
The varsity sailing team 
competed in the New England 
Team Racing Championships for 
the Fowle Trophy October 15-16 
and the opportunity to go to the 
national championships in San 
Diego. California. The MIT 
sponsored event drew the top ten 

teams from the region and when 
the racing ended the Polar Rears 
came up last. Sailing Larks for the 
Bowdoin were skippers Tim 
Richards. Steve Shriner. and John 

Returning to the banks of the 
Charles, the team's efforts were 
rewarded with greater success. 
Racing Tech dinghies for MIT's 
Smith Trophy. A Division's Custer 
and sophomore Heather Paxson 
teamed up with Chris Doyle and - 
Nancy Huddleston in li Division to 
finish seventh out of a field of 19 

Commodore Doyle and crew 
member Huddleston closed out the 
fall sailing season by competing for 
the Priddy Trophy in the freshman 
championships the following week. 
Sailing Larks on Medford's Mystic 
Lake under what Doyle described 
as "absolutely gorgeous" con 
ditions, the pair finished eighth 
out of 12 teams in the competition. 
The freshmen and varsity sailors 
return to action in April for the 

spring season. 

J. V. Soccer 
The jayvee men's Soccer team 
has ended its schedule with a 5-3-1 
record. In their final game of the 
year the Polar Bears shut out 
Bates 3-0 at Pickard Field. 
Bowdoin scorers were three fresh 
men. John Mahoney, Joe Barimah. 
arid Dave Pruecib Sophomore Tim 
Wilson was credited with an assist 
on Mahoney s goal. Bowdoin goalie 
Harris Weiner had 15 saves. 

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compared with 19 for the Bobcat 

On the year, the Polar Bears 
outscored their combined op- 
ponents 25-14. Bowdoin's scoring 
leaders were John Bcnoit and Chip 
Vigne. each with four goals and 
one assist. Nate Cleveland and 
Pruecil each had three goals on the 
season. Goalie Weiher was 
credited with 83 saves in eight 
games while allowing eleven goals. 

Soccer wrap-up 

(Continued from page 12) 

Summing up the season, Coach 
ButL-.said, "Considering the fact 
that we were using five freshmen, 
I think we did well. But if we had 
had all our personnel all season, 1 
would have been disappointed." 
He singled out the play of goalie 
Kevin Kennedy, captains Matt 
Caras and Ben Sax. and senior 
Steve Clark as exceptional. 

What does next year hold in 
store for the varsity soccer team, 
which is losing five starting 
seniors? As at the beginning of 
this season. Butt is optimistic. He 
cites John Holt, Gordon Weed. 
Ralph Giles, and Gordon Linke, as 
well as the five freshmen who 
played so much this year, as the 
foundation for a successful team 
next year. The only major hole he 
foresees on his team is at the 
wings. Yet with the season over 
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Football knocks off Bates 

Quarterback Jay Pensavalle scampers into the end zone for the 
third period TD that put the Bears ahead. Orient/Gould 


Close neighbor and arch rival 
Bates College toured the Bowdoin 
campus Saturday to participate in 
a classic "nip and tuck-fight it out 
to the end" battle. The two top 
contenders for the CBB traded the 
lead no less than five times before 
Bowdoin finally triumphed, albeit 
narrowly, 21-17. 

Winning the toss for only the 
second time of the year, Bowdoin 
knew that good things were in 
store. They chose 'to receive and 
were quickly rewarded when 

Cross-country teams finish season 


The men's cross-country team 
finished its season with an overall 
record of four wins and six losses. 
When taken in th«. perspective <>! 
last year's 5-li record and the 
expectation of a stronger squad 
this year, the season was a rather 
disappointing one. However, when 
one considers that senior Bill 
Lawrence and sophomore Jell 
Buck, both expected to help pace 
I hi- harriers this fall, were lost lor 
the season because of injuries, the 
team did not fare so poorly. 

The harriers' major problems 
were inconsistency and a lack of 
depth. They could never "put it all 
together" at once. This sporadic 
nature is directly related to the 
lack of depth mentioned earlier. 
Coupled with nagging injuries and 
lough competition, the I'olar 
Bears had to overcome several 


The key to whatever success the 
harriers' enjoyed was senior 
captain Bruce Kreme. All State. 
All-NKSCAC. All-New England, 
and All-East, Kreme was nothing 
but exceptional. He set the course 
record at the Brunswick Coif (Hub 
this season and will be running in 
the Nationals tomorrow in 

Usually following Kreme were 
freshmen Doug Ingersoll. ham 
(M-red by leg problems throughout 
the season, and Clen Snyder. 
Sophomore Tom Mitchell, junior 
Greg Kerr, senior Dave Milne, and 
sophomore Dave Kunicki rounded 
out the team. Although they had a 
disappointing season as a whole, 
each runner improved his times 
dramatically over last season. 

The I'olar Bears are only losing 
two members of this year's s, .ad 


[Mama Bears hit the ice J 


Unbeknownst to a large segment of the Bowdoin community, a new 
athletic team hasvmerged from Dayton Arena. Kvcryone is aware of the 
varsity hockey team, perenially a Division II power and winners of the 
KCAC Division II crown in both 1975 and 197o\ Hut now another squad 
utilizes the I'olar Bear ice. They are the Mama Bears. 

The Mama Bears are a group of female staff members, most of whom 
work deep in the recesses of Hawthorne Longfellow Hall, plus one 
faculty member. Led by their manager Hose "Mouthie" I'letts from 
Accounts I'ayablc and coaches junior Hob Men/.ies and sophomore Mark 
I'letts. both members of the varsity hockey squad, the Mama Hears 
practice three times a week in attempting to perfect their hockey skills. 

The idea of a hockey team for female employees of Bowdoin had been 
slicked'' around for several winters until a group of midday figure 
skaters took lime out from their figure eights and pirouettes to sit down 
and halch the plan. 

Michelle Cagnon. the Assistant Cashier for the College, explained that 
the only way enough players were found was through calling people up 
and simply "hugging" them. 

Another problem in getting the scheme afloat, or on the ice, rather, 
was that many prospective players were afraid of being injured. Cagnon 
la hockey surname if there ever was one) said that this was an idle fear 
because l he game is so slow moving that "the only way you can get hurt 
is by falling on your face." 

The Mama Hears are always on the lookout for new players, as right 
now there are only nine women on the roster. Another obstacle that 
must be crossed is that there are very few female hockey teams close at 
hand. The Bears are interested in scheduling a game with the Powder 
Buff team as soon as they feel that their skills are at a peak. Manager 
Bletts stresses that all the women are serious about improving their 
hockey abilities. 

Until then, the Mama Bears - "Killer" McFadden, "Crasher" 
dayman, "Gorilla" Gagnon. "Slapshot" Smith, "Shin-bender" Biette, 
"Chopper" Cobb, "Jostler" Jones, "Dead Eye" Allen, and "Rough'n" 
Ruddy - will continue to live by McFadden's famous quotation, "Fun is 
our goal, and scoring is our aim." 

to graduation, Kreme and. Milne. 
Next year the harriers should 
have better depth, and with Coach 
Krank Sabasteanski's low 
pressure coaching philosophy, 
putting the sport in the right 
perspective, one can only be 
optimistic about next year. 

Women impress 

The women's cross-country 
team compiled a four win, three 
loss record this fall, a formidable 
achievement considering that the 
oldest member of the team is a 

(iaining experience as the 
season progressed, the harriers 
improved throughout the year. 
The overall times were far 
superior to those of last year's 
squad, and should improve next 
year because of the experience of 
the returning core of runners. 

Heading the polar Bears was 

team MVP and number one 

runner, sophomore Evelyn 

Hewson. She. along wilh 

(( onimiii (I on page I I ) 

freshman Tom Sciolla, starting off 
what would prove to be a fantastic 
day. ignited the Bear offense with 
a 50-yard scamper to the Bates 15- 
yard line. Kour plays later, Trip 
Spinner, back from a shoulder 
injury, ran around right end for 
the touchdown. Alfie Himmelrich's 
extra point made it Bowdoin 7, 
Bates 0, with only 2 minutes gone. 

The remainder of the first 
quarter was scoreless. Each team 
was hurt by one factor in par- 
ticular on their drives towards the 
goal line: for the Bears, it was a 
failure to convert on a crucial 
fourth down situation; the Bobcats 
were hurt by penalties. 

Bates was responsible for all of 
the second period scoring. 
Quarterback Hugo Colosante 
directed the Bobcats downfield on 
a 59-yard drive with the Bears 
hanging tough right to the end. 
Bates finally scored on fourth and 
goal on a 1-yard drive by Tom Szot 
and the score was tied. 

Bad snap 

On the next series of downs. 

Bowdoin was held and forced to 
punt. The snap was high and sailed 
over kicker Peter Ceannelis' head. 
He kept his cool, however, and 
wisely picked the ball up and 
scooted to the end zone, forfeiting 
a two point safety to avoid a 
probable touchdown. 

Another freshman made a key 
play minutes later. Bates was 
threatening to score again when 
Larry Lytton fell on a John 
Summonte fumble at the Bowdoin 

Unfortunately, the nightmarish 
quarter was not yet over for the 
Bears. Ceannelis. standing in his 
own end zone, again watched the 
ball sail over his head, this time 
out of the end zone for an 
automatic safety. The half ended 
with the Polar Bears trailing 11-7. 
It coufd have been worse. 

Second half 

"We came out the second half 
behind, but we came out to work," 
explained Coach Jim Lentz after 

(Continued on page I I ) 


Placekicker Alfie Himmelrich boots one of three successful 
extra points last Saturday against Bates. Orient/Gould 

Soccer 77: Injuries and defense 


It was a season which began like 
so many before it, full of hope and 
confidence. The team had listed 
six starters from last year, but 
there were many talented players 
who could do the job as well as 
those who had departed. The 
freshman class was an ex- 
ceptionally talented group of 
soccer players. The only potential 
weakness was the lack of sufficient 

Senior starter Steve Clark. 
Orient/ Deniao 

oench strength, but there were 
•rough capable players to make a 
s iccessful team as long as they did 
not lose too many players to in- 

But before the season ever got 
started, things began to go wrong. 
Kirst Tom Woodward, then John 
Holt, then Cordon Linke were 
forced out of the starting lineup. 
Others who were starting were 
playing hurt. Coach Charlie Butt 
had to improvise with his line-up 
from the outset, and when the 
season began, the replacements 
played well. The team was still 
undefeated after its first four 

But though they were winning, 
the team wasn't functioning 
properly. The defense was playing 
well enough, indeed better than 
expected. Led by Kevin Kennedy 
and Ben Sax. they limited then 
opposition to only ten goals in 
eleven games. It was the offense, 
which had looked so explosive in 
preseason which came up short in 
so many games. Twice they were 

shut out, seven times they were 
limited to only one goal. Only 
against a weak Colby team did the 
offense come alive, scoring four 
goals. But given a second shot at 
this same team, they could only 
come away with a 1-1 tie. 

The season had its high points. 
The tie against the 11-0 Babson 
team was a great team effort. But 
more often, the team came up 
frustratingly short as was shown 
in the final game against Bates. A 
victory at home against Bates 
would have meant a CBB title and, 
more important, a possible playoff 
berth. But injuries had taken their 
toll. Without Matt Caras and 
Cordon 'Wood, and with injuries 
hampering those who could play, 
the team came up one goal short as 
it had in so many other games, and 
could only gain a tie. They had 
outplayed Bates for the second 
time, but an inability to make their 
own scoring opportunities, and 
then capitalize on them, thwarted 
them once again. 

(Continued on page 


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Top administrators gather 
for 'Level A 9 think-tank 


Early each Tuesday morning, 
secure behind the double doors of 
the Fessenden Room, five men and 
one woman mull the demands of 
College administration. 

Perhaps you've tried un- 
successfully to make an ap- 
pointment with a dean or the 
president on a Tuesday morning. 
Or maybe you've been on the 
second floor of Hawthorne- 
Longfellow before noon and 
noticed more closed doors than 
usual, and a marked absence of 

There's a reason - most of the 
denizens of the second floor have 
joined two from the third in the 
Fessenden Room for a meeting of 
"staff A." 

Some of the administrators 
would prefer that the newer term, 
"staff conference," be used, but 
the somewhat mysterious "staff 
A" label doggedly sticks to the 
weekly gathering of the men and 
woman who determine "operating 
policy" for Bowdoin. 

"We bring to 'staff A' matters 
that concern the departments of 
other members of the staff," says 
Wendy Fairey, Dean of Students. 
"We go 'round the table — 
counterclockwise, I think - with 
each person bringing up matters 
for others to comment on." 

Dean Fairey is joined in trading 
problems and opinions on matters 
facing the administration by the 
other staff A" officers: Deans Paul 
Nyhus and Alfred Fuchs, Vice 
Presidents Wolcott Hokanson and 
C. Warren Ring, and of course. 
President of the College Roger 

"Major decisions are likely to be 
joint decisions," pointed out Vice 
President for Administration and 
Finance Hokanson. He explained 
that, in 'staff A" meetings, each 
officer is able to draw on the 
particular areas of expertise of his 
or her collegues. Thus, matters 
which have implications extending 
beyond the province of one ad- 
ministrator (as is often the case) 
can be explored and examined 
much more thoroughly than if such 
a pooling of talents and resources 
was not available. 

The creation of a student pub 
was an issue taken up in staff 
conference last year. The ad- 
ministration, recognizing the 
students' desire for an on-campus 
pub, discussed the many details 
involved, such as obtaining a 
liquor license, choosing a proper 
location, and determining the 
reaction of alumni to the plan. 

Hokanson was able to contribute 

Security is mounting an intensive surveillance of the gymnasium and its facilites to check intrud- 
ers. Orient/Yong. 

Lawsuit, thefts, tighten up gym s security 

(< (mi in iicd on 

page 4) 


The College has waged a crack- 
down on theft, vandalism and 
unauthorized intruders in the 
Sargent and Morrell Gymnasiums. 
According to security chief 
Lawrence Joy, security officers 
are patrolling gymnasiums at least 
once each hour. 

Vulnerable ares 

Security considers this area one 

Faculty stomps self-scheduling 


The faculty on Monday rejected 
the Recording Committee's 
proposal for unlimited self- 
scheduled examinations, deciding 
instead to leave the option to the 
discretion of each professor. 

The faculty first considered the 
majority recommendation of the 
Recording Committee to adopt 
self-scheduled exams. The lengthy 
debate seemed to emphasize the 
difficulty of enforcing the honor 
code in what was called a "temp- 
ting" situation by Richard Chittim, 

Professor of Mathematics. 

Although he spoke strongly 
against the Recording Com- 
mittee's proposal. Alfred yuchs, 
Dean of the Faculty, expressed 
dismay that "The sense of some 
students is that a vote of 'no' is a 
comment on the honesty of 
students." Several professors 
referred to an effort six years ago 
to institiute self-scheduled exams. 
Office is searched 

According to senior faculty 
members present at the meeting, 
there was rampant cheating when 

the system was tried. Several of 
those present recounted anecdotes 
from their years of teaching. Elroy 
LaCase made a typical comment 
when he said, "About every other 
year I am convinced that my office 

(Continued on page <>» 

of the most vulnerable on campus. 
"There is a lot of theft that goes on 
there," Joy noted. He said that a 
portion of the vandalism and theft 
can be linked to unauthorized 
persons who use the gyms. 

Athletic Director Edmund 
Coombs plays down the magnitude 
of mis-use of the facilities. "There 
is certainly some trouble, but it is 
not all that great of a problem," he 

The College allows students, 
faculty and their families to use 
the gyms free of charge, but it 
requires that local residents 
purchase a year's pass, at a cost of 
seventy-five dollars. Difficulty 
arises when students bring in their 
guests, said Coombs, and 
generally this is overlooked. 

Joy considers the problem 
serious enough to step up security 
monitoring. *'I think any time that 
there is theft, vandalism, and mis- 
use, it is serious enough to 

warrant action." he commented. 

Checking I.D.'s 

Security officers are told to ask 
each person for student iden- 
tification if they feel that the 
person is not a member of (he 
College community. Joy urges 
anyone who uses the gyms to 
carry their I.D.'s with them. 

According to Joy, ihesi> 
measures have been somewhat 
successful. He said that there has 
been less theft and vandalism 
reported ' since the hourly 

Along with security patrols, ihe 
College has hired two squash court 
monitors who work up' to 8 hours 
each week during the evenings. 
Joy said he hopes to discuss the 
possibility of hiring additional 
monitors with Coombs. 

Along with the monitors, 

(Continued <m page • >) 

Student Life Poll investigates likes, dislikes 

Dean of Students Wendy Fairey defends the Recording Commit- 
tee's ill-fated examination proposal. Orient/Yong. 


The agenda for this month's 
meeting of the Student Life 
Committee included such salient 
issues as fraternity rush and 
initiation, the new drinking law, 
and the possibility of a mini-term 
in January. The Committee also 
discussed the results and im- 
plications of a recent study done 
by the Bowdoin Opinion Polling 
Organization (BOPO) on the 
subject of orientation and 
fraternity rushing. 

Two hundred and fourteen 
freshmen responded to the 
questionnaire, which explored 
many aspects of orientation and 
rush week. According to the 
survey, rush week is definitely the 
deciding factor in a freshman's 
choice of frat. as 65 per cent made 
their decision during this week. 
The fraternity and Independent 
spokesmen at the freshman 
assembly did not have as much 
impact as might have been ex- 
pected; 59 percent responded that 
these pro and con speeches had no 

influence on their decisions. 
However, most (65 percent! 
students did find the Forum on 
Student Life helpful and in- 

The rotational eating plan was 
also beneficial, with 54 percent 
citing it as "very helpful," and 39 

percent as "somewhat helpful." In 
an additional question involving 
rotational eating, H6 percent felt 
that the Moulton Union should be 
included in the plan. 
The great majority of those 

(Continued «»n p.i^t 11 

Freshman Replies to BOPO's Orientation Poll 

1. When did you decide to join or not join a fraternity? 

Before Coining l<» Bowdoin 24% 

During Rush Week •>"><'„ 

After Rush Wick lo'\> 

2. As a whole, did you find the orientation week helpful in 
getting adjusted to Bowdoin? " 

Vcr\ helpful Hr% 

Somewhat helpful ('»".. 

Nol at .ill helpful l"o 

\o answer 1% 

3. Would you like to have the option of including the Moulton 
Union in rotational eating? 

N.N Mil",, 

\o / ia% 

No .lll\\\« l 1% 




*iRL, NOV. 18, 1977 




Past and present 


'nee upon a time there was a quiet 
country college in a quiet country 
town, many years ago. Students car- 
ried guns, locals carried clubs, and 
they yearned for nothing so much as a 
chance to use them upon each other. 
Boston was a bumpy day's ride away 
on the train, and once you arrived 
there was the savour of horses in the 
street, to remind the traveller of the 
main street back at school. 

Once a week, more or less, one en- 
joyed the luxury of a bath; and a good 
thing too, since the order of the day 
was a nice stiff grey suit in wool, very 
strongly made in those days before dry 
cleaning. The mighty Androscoggin 
was not an awful lot cleaner than the 

No surprise then, that a wave of in- 
fluenza, typhus or food poisoning 
could cut short one's merry days in the 
pines. Comradely initiations in the 
all-male societies of the day made the 
"Diet of Worms" more vivid than a 

name in a textbook for many a 
freshman. To be reminded of just how 
much we have lost in this soulless 
modern age, just scan a passage from 

the student newspaper of 1874: 

We wish students would discontinue 
the use ofspitoons, or unite in a petition 
to have the first yagger found emptying 
the contents of one into a well, hung, 
drawn, and quartered. The thing is be- 
coming an intolerable nuiance. 

Seeing ft through 


n this age of supposed student 
apathy, it is refreshing to see that ded- 
icated students can still rally around 
an idea and see it through. The Salt 
Water College arose from the interest 
of a few students who felt our aware- 
ness of something very close and im- 
portant to us was lacking. 

Through lectures, study breaks, 
radio shows, and exhibits, the organi- 
zation has drawn students out of their 
academic shells to take time out to 
learn about the sea and how it affects 
us. The Orient would like to applaud 
the spontaneity of the idea and the 
dedication of the student organizers. 
We would also like to encourage such 
good work in the future. 


A free press 

erhaps it is time that the Orient's 
policy on editorials be restated. 

The opinions on this page are not 
the opinions of the student body. To 
say that we could possibly represent 
all 1377 students on campus, or even a 
majority of them, would be ludicrous. 
Unfortunately, there is no foolproof 
measure of student sentiment. Both 
the Bowdoin Opinion Polling Organi- 
zation and the Town Meeting could 
claim to represent students, but we 
can only combine the two measures 
into one crude estimate of student 

Even if we were so fortunate as to be 
able to accurately measure what 
Bowdoin students were thinking, 
would we be obligated to represent 
their views? As a newspaper, we 
would be abdicating our respon- 
sibilities if we bound ourselves by any 
outside opinion. » 

Orient editorials reflect the con- 
sensus opinion of the editors of this 
publication: they are nothing more; 
we never claimed they were. They are 
only offered as food for thought. We 

hope to stimulate the College commu- 
nity's thinking on subjects that are 
sometimes taken for granted. If we 
can force students, faculty members 
and administrators to consider the is- 
sues that face Bowdoin with the posi- 
tions argued in this space, we have 
fulfilled the function of a good news- 

To insure the tradition of a free press 
at Bowdoin, we cannot be handcuffed 
by the opinions of the faculty, students 
or administration. To be bound by any 
of those groups would compromise our 
integrity. This is not to imply that we 
will not heed any reasonable argu- 
ment submitted to us. A dialogue 
among students is beneficial and we 
invite it. 

The history of journalism in the 
United States has been to present the 
news and comment on it. The first 
amendment's guarantee of free speech 
is inherent in this history. We have 
always strived to stimulate the 
thoughts of the Bowdoin community 
as a independent organization, and we 
will continue to do so. 


How wonderful it would be to 
have no more confrontation 
politics over grading, no more 
time-consuming debates over 
procedural details such as the 
calendar of courses and the mode 
of conducting examinations! I went 
to the student meeting — as the 
Orient told the world, I always go 
— but it still puzzles me why those 
who pressed for "self-scheduled 
exams" "did so with such passion. 
At best the issue was a minor one. 
To me it was a silly one. 

The debate in the November 
14th faculty meeting was con- 
structive, and it should not be 
misinterpreted. Two key points 
were urged by the opponents of 
the proposal. The first was that we 
already have a system, or perhaps 
a non-system, which permits self- 
scheduling where it is consistent 
with the pedagogical method of a 
course. We were being asked to 
require it in all courses, even those 
which have a visual or oral com- 
ponent which calls for the in- 
structor to be present. The second 
objection was that, while most 
Bowduin students are honorable, 
some few members of any human 
group can be expected to succumb 
to an excess of temptation. Some 
believe that standards of conduct 
have slipped a notch since a decade 
ago, when the honor code was 
adopted on the initiative of 
Stephen Bloomberg '65 and the 
Student Council. 

I am not sure that standards 
have slipped, and I do not think 
that much cheating goes on in my 
courses. Yet there have been some 
disturbing instances of it in the 
past few years. Essays have come 
in, written by someone other than 
the stated author. Material has 
been lifted, more or less skillfully 
paraphrased, from articles and 
books. I have not given a "take- 
home" exam since I became aware 
of the researching of answers in 
the library, contrary to the ground 
rules. Other professors bore 
witness to a variety of disturbing 
experiences. In such a context 
Jamie Silverstein's exhortation to 
"reaffirm our commitment to 
Bowdoin's Honor System" seemed 
comparable to saving money by 
leaving a fat wallet on the seat of 
an unlocked car while window 
shopping in New York. 

Rather, what should we do? 
Establish an attitude of suspicious 
hostility toward our students? 
Conduct the educational process 
under conditions appropriate to a 
penal institution? I think not. No 
one hinted at repealing the honor 
code or asked that we reduce the 
present variety in course 
procedures including examining 
practices. It was merely suggested 
that teachers who are concerned 
for the welfare of the great 
majority of students should 
exercise reasonable precautions to 
protect them from operating at a 
handicap because of the un- 
willingness of a few to observe the 
rules. The Orient spoke wisely in 
its editorial on this issue. 

The most important statements 
in the faculty debate came from 
those who urged us to look at the 
student culture and at the forces 
which shape that culture. They are 
not Bowdoin forces. Values are 
shaped by all kinds of cir- 
cumstances throughout the 
childhood of today's persons of 
college age. They are also affected 
by expectations and pressures 
relating to the post-college lives of 
the students. In developing an 
understanding of these matters we 
will need information and good 
sense from those who teach here 
and from those who study here. 
James Madison argued in The 
Federalist that we cannot remove 
the causes of faction, but we can 
control its effects. Our need today 
is for a similarly realistic approach 
to the forces that interfere with a 
sound education. 

The most important part of the 
faculty debate came from those 
who urged us to look at the 
student culture and at the forces 
which shape that culture. They are 
not Bowdoin forces. Values are 
shaped by all - kinds of cir- 
cumstances throughout the 
childhood of people of college age • 
today. Values are also affected by 
the expectations and pressures 
relative to the post-college lives of 
the students. Are the pressures , 
too intense for learning to take 
place in a calm, quiet atmosphere? 
Has life become too individualistic 
and too competitive for students to 
learn from each other in a 
cooperative relationship? We need 

(Continued on page 5) 


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Bowdoin and the Town : Part 3 

Student-town love affair seesaws 

The following article concludes 
the three-part series of Bowdoin 
and the Town. In two previous 
articles, the Orient has examined 
the economic and political ties 
between Brunswick and the 
College. This week's installment 
sketches some of the events, 
anecdotes, and attitudes of the 
Town-Gown connection over the 


On the nineteenth of July, 1796, 
two years after the Charter for 
Bowdoin College had been ratified 
by the Massachusetts legislature, 
a handful of distinguished men 
gathered in Brunswick, Maine to 
decide the location for what is 
today Maine's oldest institution of 
higher learning. The party con- 
sisted of the College's governing 
boards, and, according to 
Cleaveland and Packard's History 
of Bowdoin College, other gen- 
tlemen "friendly to the College." 
They organized themselves into a 
formal committee that would 
investigate the various tracts of 
land suitable for. again from 
Cleaveland and Packard, "a great 
seat of learning to have its home." 

They met in John Dunning's 
Inn, a convenient retreat where 
the committee could more 
reasonably evaluate its options. 
For in the months past, they had 
been deluged by lobbyist* 
clamoring for a favorable decision 
for their home towns. Portland, 
Yarmouth. Freeport. and 
Brunswick looked eagerly for the 
chance to garner the academic 
laurels of the Harvard of the 
North. But it was probably 
prestige rather than money that 
motivated these quiet towns of 
southern Maine to vie for Bowdoin 

William Stanwood, a resident of 
Brunswick, and other town- 
speople, made a preliminary offer 
of thirty acres; two hundred more 
came from the Town, and another 
three-hundred were in the works. 
The -committee opted for Brun- 
swick. The cost of the land deal 
was $76.67. The location of 
Brunswick, however, was a 
compromise. It was near enough 
to all the other interested towns 
and counties to satisfy them. And 
it certainly pleased Brunswick. 
From that day in 1796, the Town- 
Gown tie was established, and in 
many respects the subsequent 
relationship has been charac- 
terized by compromise and give- 


Though Bowdoin was the 
Harvard of the North, Brunswick 
was no Cambridge of the Pine 
Tree State (still, however, a 
district). Maine was a wild and 
wooly place. The winters were 
long, the spring and summer brief, 
and the autumn hardly worth the 
trouble. There were Indians who 
still waylayed people and, on one 
occasion, the dog that would carry 
mail between Brunswick and Bath 
twice each day. As a matter of 
fact, Maine Street was once the 
widest thoroughfare in Maine 
because it was consciously 
designed to give travellers as 
much space as possible to avoid 
attacks from the underbrush. 

Nevertheless, eight intrepid 
students matriculated at the 
College in September of 1802. 
They were met by President 
McKeen and the sole professor of 
the infant institution. 

Relations between the Town 
and College in the early years 
were apparently cordial. Bowdoin 
did not have any men in town 
government, there was no 
threatening mass of 1,300 hundred 
students ready to trash the Town, 
and there was no resentment of 
the educated classes. On the 
contrary, Brunswick very much 
took pride in and respected the 
College for its efforts in higher 
learning. With the first graduating 
class in 1806, throngs of the 
Brunswick citizenry crowded into 
and around the incomplete 
meeting house in the pouring rain 
(the building did not yet have a 
roof) to watch the academic 
exercises, cheer the College, and 
wish it all success in the future. 

During the first eight years of 
the College's life, meals and their 
locations were a problem. The 
College arranged an agreement 
with Nichols's Inn in Brunswick, to 
serve as a commons hall where 
students, could take their meals. 
This scheme proved to be a fiasco. 
The reasons for the failure of the 
Nichols's Inn plan are not known, 
although it is interesting to 
speculate. After the apparent 
disaster, students took their meals 
at private houses in Brunswick. 
Brunswick, then, provided a great 
service to the College in its early 
years by feeding the students, 
sustaining their minds, and 
contributing to the success of the 

As the century wore on, 
Bowdoin and Brunswick also 

Barber ? 







136 Maine Street Phone Connection Over Meserve's 


A barbershop, from the 1918 Bugle, was the safest place for Bowdoin students to get scalped in the 
early days. In the nineteenth century, Indians still presented a problem to students and 
townspeople. Later, epic battles between undergrads and "y aggers" (town youths) threatened life 
and limb enough for some students to carry firearms. 

"Arms and the man" was more than a line from Vergil to these 
students of the Classics, in the rollicking early days of Bowdoin 
and Brunswick. 

changed. The College grew in 
buildings, faculty, and students. It 
acquired a fabulous art collection 
and library from the Bowdoin 
family. The Maine Medical School 
was founded at Bowdoin. Brun- 
swick's population was growing as 
well as its industry. Paper mills 
were beginning to dot the An- 
droscoggin, and with them came 
new types of people — in- 
dustrialists and laborers. Brun- 
swick was changing in character, 
from a small, pioneer village to the 
important commercial center it is 

As the College and the Town 
increased in size and importance, 
it was inevitable that certain 
frictions would develop between 
them. Confrontations between 
students and townspeople were 
not uncommon in mid-nineteenth 
century Brunswick, for example. 

"Evening, spent some time at 
the auction, where sundry of the 
boys were bidding off goods, 
leaving them with fictitious names 
"to be taken tomorrow." A row 
occurred on account of a saucy 
pedler whom the Yaggers took for 
a student and who got his face 

That was the entry for Thur- 
sday, March 25, 1852 in the diary 
of Benjamin Browne Foster, a 
member of the Class of 1855. 
"Yagger" was a term for town 
boys who apparently caused a lot 
of trouble and were often feared 
by the students at the College. 
Browne, in another entry from 
1851 recorded: "Professor Stowe 
delivered a characteristic lecture 
in defense of the Liquor Law in the 
Congregational Vestry. I went 
with Hawes, Henderson and 
Jones. I carried a pistol in my 
breast pocket, ditto Jones, for the 
Yaggers have been horribly saucy 
for a day or two and we were 
somewhat fearful." 

College students gave as much 
as they took, at least as far as 
abuse was concerned. Browne 
writes: "Had a scrape at our 
college with an apple pedlar. 
Green and I were downtown and 
bought a bushel of apples from a 
cart, which he delivered... By the 
time he got ours delivered he had 
quite a small crowd collected, fo 
whom he soon sold his load. Then 
they commenced pelting his horse 
and himself, and shouting and 

screaming till both horse and 
master were terrified badly, and 
could not be controlled. The man 
bawled and swore, the horse 
plunged and kicked, the boys plied 
the apples and yells, and when he 
succeeded in getting off the 
grounds, I opine he was satisfied 
at his taste of student life." 

Browne was involved in 
teaching in local schools. It was 
quite a task to master the rowdy 
students, but he seemed to relish 
it. In 1852, he records for Thur- 
sday, January 29, that it was a 
"splendid day. Administered 
several floggings this A.M." Even 
progressive Bowdoin students of 
the day were convinced of the 
merits of the rod, it seems. 

Though Bowdoin students may 
have been strict disciplinarians, 
they were at leaSfckontributing to 
the welfare of tmBcommunity by 
educating some^Pfts young. In 
like manner, Brunswick gave its 
houses, land, food, and moral 
support to the College. 

In November of 1884, the Town 
and College Club was established. 
An example of the harmony 
between Bowdoin and Brunswick, 
the club consisted of twenty-five 
members: twelve Brunswick 
citizens, twelve faculty members, 
and the President of the College. 
According to Philip S. Wilder 23. 
assistant to the President, 
Emeritus, "a considerable number 
of projects for the good of the town 
were initially discussed or hat 
tched" in the Town and College 

Over the years, the Club has 
worked for the establishment of 
the Committee of Twelve, which 
was the Town's finance com- 
mittee; the installation of public 
sewers; the creation of the 
Brunswick and Topsham Water 
District; and, most recently, the 
institution of the Town Manager 
form of government in Brunswick. 

On top of being an influential 
body in local affairs, the Club 
functions as a kind of literary 
organization. Each of the academic 
and professional men that compose 
this club is required to deliver 
presentations concerning a field of 
knowledge which is of particular 
interest to him. 

In their small and temporary 
way, students, too, have con- 
tributed to the local good in recent 

years. In the earlier days of this . 
century, when flood waters from 
the Androscoggin or forest fires 
threatened the town, students 
could be found working alongside 
townspeople extinguishing the 
flames or bailing water. During 
the Second World War, un- 
dergrads took their turns in 
blackouts, watching houses for 
any hint of light and watching the 
skies for enemy planes. 

Having survived World War II, 
Bowdoin and Brunswick still have 
much in common through the 
relation between townspeople, 
students, and faculty. Every year, 
several fraternities on campus 
lend their numbers for the United 
Way fundraising drive. There are, 
of course, the popular Big 
Brother/Sister and BABE 
programs as well. 

Even so, some unpleasant in- 
cidents are bound to occur in any 
college town. Youths from town 
occasionally loiter on College 
grounds and sometimes cause 
damage to College and private 
property of students. Likewise, 
College pranks have resulted in 
the disappearapce of some fixtures 
of town property or have come to 
fisticuffs. One memorable example 
was the beating by some frater- 
nity members of a number of 
youths from town, who had stolen 
a large quantity of beer. The police 
had apparently informed the 
fraternity that the suspects were 
downtown and that the police 
would allow the fraternity a few 
minutes grace before moving in on 
the beer thieves. The frat took 
advantage of the time and was not 

Luckily, these things do not 
happen that often, and when they 
do, they are usually the result of 
too much liquor or a clash of 
personalities, and not due to a 
College-Town confrontation. 

The relationship between 
Bowdoin and Brunswick has had 
its moments of glory and em- 
barrassment. But it has always 
been friendly. At the very least, 
the Town-Gown connection, in 
politics, economics, and history, 
has never been resigned or 
apathetic; it has been cold or hot, 
angry and happy, but it has never 
been dull. 



Ffct, NOV. 18, 1977 


Masque and Gown 

Shakespeare visits Big Apple 


Above, a scene from the Masque and Gown production of 
Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors. Following the trend in recent 
years, Comedy is set novelly in the 1940's. Orient-Thorndike 

Library unveils sea exhibit 


A Shakespearean comedy with a 
burlesque flavor of New York of 
the 1940's will be presented by the 
Masque and Gown in Pickard 
Theater tonight and tomorrow 
night at 8:00. A Comedy of Errors, 
Shakespeare's first play, has been 
in the works for five weeks in 
preparation for tonight's 

Since Shakespeare did not in- 
clude stage directions, the chore 
has been left to director Ray 
Rutan. Rutan has added an 
element of burlesque to an already 
humorous play. The director 
claims, however, that "it's not real 
burlesque; we don't have any 

Mistaken identity 

The play is based on a simple 
case of mistaken identity. Two 
sets of identical brothers get 
separated in a shipwreck, the first 
of many Shakespearean ship- 
wrecks, and, as a result, the action 


The next time you find yourself 
tooling in the library, and study 
time blues hit. take a break and 
look at the newest addition to the 
library: "Seashores, Sails, and 
Salt Water." 

Such is the title of an exhibition 
now on display in the Hawthorne- 
Longfellow library at Bowdoin 
College. The show is produced as 
part of "Salt Water College." a 
series of films, lectures, and multi- 
media presentations designed to 
stimulate greater awareness of the 
ocean. The coordinator of Salt 
Water College, Ned Hayes 78, 
said the latest exhibition "shows 
how the sea has captured people's 
minds and how it can be related to 
various disciplines." 

The show was assembled in the 
beginning of November by student 

John Barlow 78, with help from 
the College Library Special 
Collections staff, Mary Hughes 
and Diane Gutcher. It is comprised 
of books, manuscripts, and objects 
pertaining to the ocean and the 
ocean's association with many 
different divisions of life — 
biology, geology, literature, 
history, music, and art. According 
to Barlow, "Thcexhibition bridges 
about three centuries, and has 
something of interest for 

Antiquated etchings depicting 
the voyages of Captain Cook can 
be found among the objects in the 
exhibition. Another item is an 18th 
century chart of the Maine 
coastline. The chart was originally 
published by the British govern- 

(ConliiHK-d nil page >), 

BOPO polls frosh on rush 

<( ojiiiiniril li()in page 1 1 

surveyed partook of fraternity 
festivities during rush, with 78 
percent attending parties on five 
or six nights out of the week. 
Apparently, alcoholic beverages 
were imbibed with great 
frequency, as a total of 70 percent 
drank on between three and six 
nights out of the six. However, 
most of those polled appeared to 
be able to handle their liquor, 
since 47 percent claimed not to 
have gotten drunk at all, and 26 
percent were inebriated on only 
one or two nights. This section of 
the poll raises the question of the 
amount of impact that the new 
drinking law will have on rush 
activities. The recently instituted 
drinking law was also discussed by 
the Student Life Committee. The 
College administration has already 
sent out notices to all fraternities, 
informing them of the new law and 
requesting them not to serve 
liquor to those students under the 
required age of twenty. 

The academic side of orientation 
was also dealt with in the survey. 
Less than complete satisfaction 
was expressed with the academic 
orientation program, as the 
majority (53 percent) responded 
that it only "partly" supplied them 
with needed or desired in- 
formation. One major facet of this 
academic orientation program, the 
advising system, was found to be 
only "somewhat informative" by 
48 percent of the freshmen polled. 

Upperclassmen appeared to be the 
most frequently cited useful 
sources of information on the 
subject of academia. Faculty 
advisors and proctors are also high 
on the list of useful sources of 

All in all. a majority of those 
surveyed found a "moderate 
correlation" between expected and 
actual performance of orientation 
week. The majority also found 
orientation week to be a "pleasant 
experience.". It should be noted, 
however, that "pleasant" and 
"stressful" were the only choices 
for this question regarding an 
evaluation and orientation week, 
and the comparatively high in- 
cidence of no answers (15 percent! 
suggests that additional choices 
may have been appropriate. 

A proposal for a January Mini- 
Term was submitted by a sub- 
committee to the Committee on 
Student Life. This proposal 
delineates a two-week program at 
the end of January which would 
provide an opportunity for 
students, faculty, and staff 
members to take courses in such 
subjects as cuisine, furniture 
repair, volleyball, or The Role of 
the C.I. A. in the Foreign Policy of 
the U.S." Under this proposal, the 
courses would be taken on a no 
credit, no prerequisite basis. 
Further investigation concerning 
the economic feasibility and the 
degree of student interest in such 
a program is in the offing. 

A Whittier Field pigeon- 
chaser. Orient/Thorndike. 

Physical Plant 
charts trees, 

ruffles pigeons 


Identifying every one of 
Bowdoin's trees and repelling 
pigeons from the Whittier Field 
Grandstand are just two of the 
lesser-known operations of the 
Bowdoin Physical Plant crews. 

If you have been walking around 
the campus lately, you might have 
noticed the presence of little 
numbered tags on the trees. No, it 
is not some crazed group of 
Druids, but rather the work of the 
men of Physical Plant, trying to 
make their job less cumbersome. 

Over the years, they have been 
systematically tagging the 
College's trees, while completing a 
corresponding map of their exact 

This may seem simple and 
perhaps fruitless, but with this 
information, the Physical Plant 
can keep accurate records of the 
history of each tree and construct 
charts detailing the care that each 
one must receive. Thus, the trees 
live longer. In the future, plaques 
commemorating the donor of 
individual trees will be erected. 

If you are not completely 
titillated by now, Physical Plant 
has another project under way: 
the removal of the pigeons that 
cluster around the Whittier Field 

After trying several devices and 
scrutinizing countless others, the 
Physical Plant has settled upon a 
device called the Ultrason-ET, to 
remove the nuisance birds. Using 
pulsating ultrasonic sound waves 
that frighten birds but do no harm 
to humans or animals, the rotating 
machine at the stadium makes a 
360-degree sweep every thirty 
seconds, routing birds for an area 
of 8,000 square feet. 

revolves around countless false 
accusations and blunders. The 
play is further livened by pratfalls 
and other slapstick stunts. 

In the audience will be two or 
three New England judges as part 
of the tenth annual American 
College Theater Festival. !f the 
judges give the play a thumbs up, 
the show will hit the road. In the 
three years that Bowdoin has 
competed, they have made the 
New England finals twice. 

In 1973, the production of Ah, 
Wilderness made it to Providence, 
R.I. In 1975, Bowdoin's version of 
The Scarecrow performed in 
Dartmouth, Mass. While the 1974 
play. Camino Real, failed to go on 
tour, individual performances 
were cited. The Masque and Gown 
enter a play last year. 

Trooping the show 

Rutan is pleased with the 
minimal set of A Comedy of Errors 
because it makes "the show much 
easier to troop." The sets, as 
always, are designed by Bob 

Mellon. They are based on 
paintings by Reginald Marsh, a 
New York painter famous for his 
depictions of Coney Island and 
Union Square. 

Rutan describes the cast of 18 as 
a "very nice bunch. For the most 
part, they're very talented. I'm 
always amazed at what comes 
down the pipe each year." 

The cast is ably led by John 
Sarkela 78 and Richard Gurspan 
'81 who play the Antipholus 
brothers. They are complemented 
brilliantly by Bruce Kennedy '80 
and Nick Kaledin 77 who play the 
Dromio brothers. Adriana, the 
female lead, is played by Molly 
Noble '81. 

Rutan is pleased with the play. 
"We hope it's entertaining. I hope 
no one cries, you're supposed to 

Admission is $2.00 or a Bowdoin 
ID. It's the biggest play of the 
year and well worth braving the 
cold to walk to Pickard. It's 
Shakespeare "as you like it." j 

'Staff A ' mulls problems 

(Continued from page I) 

his knowledge of the sundry 
legalities that would be involved, 
while Development Office head 
"Johnny 1 ' Ring contributed his 
prediction of the possible effects 
on the alumni giving program. 
And of course, then-Dean of 
Students Alice Early acted as a 
liason from the students backing 
the back and the faculty's Student 
Life Committee. 

The administrators were careful 
to point out, though, the distinc- 
tion between minor "operating 
policy" decisions and the broad 
and general policies determined by 
the College's Governing Boards. 

"The officers of administration 
are responsible for operating 
within the policies established by 
the Boards," noted Hokanson. 
Obviously ruled out, then, by that 
limitation would be any "staff A" 
decision on matters such as 

The "decisions" coming out of 
"staff A" are often more properly 
characterized as "administrative 
staff recommendations." as Dean 
Nyhus noted. "There are not many 
areas where a group or individual 
officer in the administration sets 
policy without consulting other 
areas," he said. 

Very often those "other areas" 
are faculty committees such as 
Budgetary Priorities or Student 


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time and for at least a few years 
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but as with the Moulton Union's 
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Staff members seem pleased 
with the opportunity to hash out 
the various and sometimes 
complex issues that face each 
administrator in the conduct of his 
or her job. Says Nyhus: "I suppose 
all of us at one time want thr 
advice of administrative 
collegues." "Staff A," at least for 
now. seems to be the place they 
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FRL, NOV. 18, W77 

Professor reacts 
to self-scheduling 

(Continued from page 2) 

answers to these questions. If 
there are problems we surely need 
a more fundamental attack upon 
them than a small adjustment in 
the examination period procedure. 

Finally, let us now turn our 
attention to more important 
issues. The universities and 
colleges must address themselves 
to problems that no other in- 
stitutions in our society seem 
disposed to solve. The recent visit 
by Sam Lovejoy of the film 
"Lovejoy's Nuclear War" 
presented one such problem that 
calls for an educated response. 
The visit by Senator Biden taught 
those who heard him that we must 
re-examine the tension between 
traditional civil liberties and the 
current methods of maintaining 
the national security, and he 
argued, convincingly that to 
neglect the issue is to move un- 
thinkingly into a truly repressive 

I would rather see Bowdoin 
students and teachers consider 
such questions than play little 
games with each other about 
procedural regulations. I am 
convinced that we have the in- 
telligence and the good will to shift 
our attention to larger issues, and 
to do so in a spirit of cooperation 
and good will. Bowdoin is in a 
postition to approach the most 
troublesome questions for the 
future of the human family in a 
spirit that is worthy of its finest 
traditions. Let us proceed to do so. 

(The College Synchronized 1 
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Saturday afternoon at 4:00 in 
the Curtis Pool. 




Senator Biden (D- Delaware) fears that concern for national se- 
curity could undermine the integrity of our legal system. 
Orient/ Yong. 

Senator questions secrecy 


In the so-called "first utterance" 
of the Senate Subcommittee on 
Foreign Relations, Senator Joseph 
R. Biden, Jr., of Delaware, 
chairman of that committee, spoke 
in Daggett lounge Monday. Biden 
attempted to answer the question 
he put to himself in the lecture: "Is 
it ever possible to justify secrecy 
within a democracy?" The 
dilemma, as Biden termed it. was 
whether a democracy had to 
sacrifice the rights of its citizens 
for the sake of security. No, Biden 
declared, not necessarily. 

Biden began by admitting some 
secrecy was necessary. He told of 
the long process in which his 
committee, in the year and a half 
of its existence, had evaluated 
every intelligence committee from 

Students flood the library 
with artifacts of the sea 

(Continued liom 



ment for use by the Royal Navy. 
Other items on display include 
reproductions of watercolors and 
drawings by John Marin, and 
Audubon bird prints. Among the 
more unusual objects are nodules 
of manganese trolled off the ocean 
floor, several sheet music versions 
of "The Wreck of the Hesperus" by 
Bowdoin alumnus Henry Wad- 
sworth Longfellow, and a bone 
weighing several pounds taken 
from the ear of a sperm whale. 
Perhaps the most original thing is 

"Phred". a huge driftwood mobile 
constructed by Scott Per per 78, 
which hangs between the 1st and 
2nd floors of the Library. Ac- 
cording to Barlow, even if study 
time blues never hit, "Seashores, 
Sails, and Salt Water"" is worth 
seeing. The presentation will be 
exhibited until Christmas 



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the FBI to the CIA. This com- 
mittee was informed of activities 
and illegalities of all operatives, 
new spying devices, the budgets of 
all intelligence services. Biden's 
group worked independently of 
any other committee, even hiring 
its own investigators. The end 
result of this study revealed 
something, the magnitude of 
which Biden said he had never 

No one, involved in 
declassifying documents could 
figure out why no suits had been 
brought against law-breaking 
operatives,. For a while, they all 
thought it was because nothing 
illegal had been happening. It was 
then discovered that most suits 
would be so far-reaching, the 
evidence brought to light so 
damaging to the government, that 
they simply could not be 

One example Biden gave was 
that of Richard Helms. As a result 
of his lying to the, Senate Foreign 
Relations Committee about CIA 
subversion in Chile, Helms 
recieved a suspended sentence, a 
fine, and a strong rebuke from the 
judge. For if the purpose, Biden 
said, of the subversion was to 
maintain all S. satellite base in 
Chile, then not only the existence 
of the base but its nature and 
location would have to be 

i The senator emphasized 
strongly that the number of 
cases, the number of illegalities, 
not prosecuted for this reason was 
quite large. If this number were to 
be made public, which it might 
well when the hearings of Biden's 
subcommittee begin in a month or 
so, public reaction could, he felt. 
be rather strong. Biden 
prophesied a surge of feeling for 
suspension of constitutional rights 
for those involved in covert 
operations, on the premise that, 
"for national security, it warrents 
a different standard." 

The main problem then became, 
Biden said, a need for recon- 
ciliation between the natural 
rights of those involved in security 
operations and the need for 
national security. Biden saw a 
possible sacrifice of the jucicial 
process, possibly initiated by 
popular opinion, for national 
security. The conclusion was that 
this sacrifice did not and should 
not have to happen, that Biden felt 
people like himself could prevent 
it. Biden cited the example of the 
American army officer saying of a 
Vietnamese village that it had to 
be destroyed in order to be saved. 
He, for one, felt the American 
judicial process did not have to be 
destroyed in order to save it. 

Reply to Hubley 

To the Editor: 

Today, as I was going through 
your Nov. 4 issue of the Orient to 
catch up on campus news that I 
missed while on vacation, I read 
with disappointment a sarcastic 
and apparently hostile letter 
concerning Campus Security from 
Adam "Bang-Bang" Hubley. Allow 
me to present a different point of 
view that I hope will alleviate 
some of the tension felt by him and 
possibly others with regards to 
our presence on campus, and may 
also dispel some of the miscon- 
ceptions concerning the function of 

First of all, we are a security 
department and not a police 
department, the difference bet- 
ween the two being that security 
agencies are concerned with the 
prevention of crime and the 
protection of people and property, 
whereas police agencies are 
primarily concerned with the 
detection and investigation of 
crime and the apprehension of 

Seventy-five percent of security 
work is in the form of services. In 
our case, these services include 
student transportation, unlocking 
dorm rooms for absent-minded 
students, locking and securing 
buildings, seeing that rooms being 
used for late classes, lectures, etc. 
are opened and closed at the 
proper times, transport of ill 
persons to the Infirmary or 
hospital when necessary and 
escorts to and from the bank for 
departments that deal with a daily 
cash flow. There are more, but I 
think you get the point. Seventy- 
five percent of police work is 
strictly crime related. 

If my between-the-line reading 
is accurate, it would seem that 
some people feel grossly in- 
convenienced with having to carry 
their College ID at all times, and 
downright indignant at actually 
having to produce it on request. 
We are sorry if it is inconvenient 
for you. but it is a necessity 
nonetheless. Much as we would 
like it, it is impossible for us to 
know everyone on campus per- 
sonally, hence the necessity of 
asking for identification when 
requested to open a dorm room, 
and even occasionally when a 
person is found in a "closed" 
building, especially after normal 
hours. This inconvenience is 
shared by faculty, staff, and 
students alike, but again, it is a 
necessary one. 

Would you have us admit just 
anyone to any room upon their 
request? I think not. At times it's 
bad enough for you just having the 
two or three other people that 
share the same room in and out 
constantly without granting the 
whole College community that 
right. Talk about inconvenient. 

I noted with interest that even 
the fraternities are considering a 
proposal to limit free access to 
their "campus wide" parties 
through the use of individual 
fraternity ID's to be used in 
conjunction with College ID's. 

At this point, I would like to 
take the opportunity to air one of 
my gripes. I really take exception 
to the way that some people use 
the Orient to aim a scorching blast 
at the Security department 
without even attempting to make 
us aware of their complaint or 
dissatisfaction and giving us a 
chance to rectify the situation or 
explain our policies or point of 
view first. If something we are 
doing ior not doing) displeases 
you, contact Chief Joy at ext. 314 

during the day and let him know 
about it. We are a small depart- 
ment and are able to handle 
complaints quickly and efficiently. 
But we have to know what the 
complaint is. Be fair. Talk to us 
first and give us a chance. 

Unless I've only been in contact 
with the exceptional students on 
campus, it would seem that the 
student-security relations are for 
the most part very good. Does Mr. 
Hubley 's letter indicate a general 
lack of understanding of our 
function that has previously gone 
undetected or unexpressed? Is. it 
discomfort with or disapproval of 
the necessity of a* security 
department here at Bowdoin 
College? Let us know, please. 

The only way to maintain (or 
improve) student-security 
relations is through an atmosphere 
of mutual cooperation and com- 
munication. It is our desire and 
aim to function as a part of, not 
apart from, the College com- 

Rocky Scott 
Bowdoin Security 


To the Editor: 

The state of student govern- 
ment has totally degenerated at 
Bowdoin. It is obvious that an 
overwhelming majority of 
Bowdoin students, for one reason 
or another, have lost ail faith in 
the ability of the present system to 
accomplish any concrete goals. In 
view of the fact that under 150 
showed up at the last Town 
Meeting, I think no more need be 
said about student support for the 
present system. 

Yet, not only is this system 
accomplishing nothing, but it is 
also blocking the path to more 
representative forms of govern- 
ment. The small percentage of 
students who attend Town 
Meeting have, in effect, become 
the new "power elite." When 
given the opportunity to establish 
a more representative form of 
government through a referen- 
dum, this "power elite" turned 
down the proposal. And why 
shouldn't they? They have nothing 
to gain through change. The way 
the system is presently set up, this 
small percentage of the student 
body is deciding issues for the 
rest. What the Town Meeting 
system has declined to is the 
government of the majority by the 

The only way to truly determine 
the sentiments of the entire 
student body toward the 
referendum proposal is by 
allowing them to vote on it in a 
referendum. But this is impossible 
under the present Constitution. So 
we end up right back where we 
started from, with a select few 
trying to maintain their power 
position, turning down proposals 
for a more democratic form of 

Meanwhile, the BOPO results 

show an overwhelming majority of 

students favor a referendum. No 

wonder the taculty often takes 

little stock in student "mandates" 

expressed at Town Meeting. 

David M.Stone '80 

r Tuesday night at 7:00, thJ 
Department of Sociology and 
Anthropology presents 
Bandits of Orgosoh. The film 
will be shown in the Kresge 
Auditorium and the public is 
cordially invited. 




FRL.JHOV. 18,1977 

Profs reject self -scheduled exams 1 LETTERS) 

(Continued from page 1) 

is searched prior to the final 

Wendy Fairey, Dean of 
Students, defended the proposal "I 
think the students feel badly that 
they ' are being judged by the 
past," she commented. However, 
the overwhelming majority of 
comments focused on the past 
performance of Bowdoin students. 

Chittim was most emphatic in 
his defense of each professor's 
right to choose what kind of final 
exam to offer. "When you have the 
same experiment and given the 
same circumstances, you will get 
the same results," he said in 
reference to the aborted ex- 
periment of six years ago, "The 
integrity conditions here are the 
worst I have ever seen." 
Grade Anxiety 

According to Chittim, there has 
been so much anxiety in his fresh- 
man class about grades that he has 
discussed it with Aldo Llorente. 
the Director of the Counseling 
Service. This hyper-anxiety lead; 
to cheating, he believes. 

The most apparent reaction t< 
the debate was the finger snap 
ping inspired by Chittim's remark, 
"I will let other professors do as 
they please, if they allow me to do 
as I please." 

More repression 

The most vocal of the defenders 
of the self-scheduled exam plan 
was John Rensenbrink, Professor 
of Government. In response to 
arguments that the plan would 
create more pressure for students 
he said, "What are we doing about 
that one particular problem? The 
only answer given in this room is 
more repression." 

The lopsided vote was predicted 
by David Kertzer, Assistant 
Professor of Anthropology. "I 
sense from the faculty that this 
proposal does not have much of a 
chance to pass," he accurately 
guessed. In a voice vote, only a 
handful of professors backed the 

Past problems 
tighten security 
in gymnasiums 

((.oniiniK'd from page I) 

janitors have been instructed to 
keep a watch out for persons who 
do not have gym passes. The 
College recently have them a list 
of squash players to help them in 
monitoring the courts. 


The restriction on gym use 
results from an incident which 
took place three years ago, ac- 
cording to College Bursar, Thomas 
Libby. A journalist, Jack Aley, 
was invited by David Scott 
Palmer, Assistant Professor of 
Government, to play in a faculty 
basketball game against a group of 

During the game, Aley slipped 
on water which was on the gym 
floor. He sued the College for 
damages, claiming negligence in 
keeping the gym safe for use. The 
suit, which was recently settled, 
was decided in favor of the 

As a result of the suit, the 
College now requires that persons 
not from the College community 
sign a waiver freeing the College 
from liability, along with pur- 
chasing the pass. 

Recording Committee's recom- 

Student sentiment, as measured 
by last week's Town Meeting, was 
in support of the self scheduled 
exam plan. 

In response to the rejection of 
the Recording Committee's 
proposal, David Vail, Professor of 
Economics, suggested that faculty 
members be given the option of 
administering self-scheduled 
exams, rather than mandatory 
compliance. The Recording 
Committee was charged with 
seeing to the administrative 
details of the plan. After lengthy 
debate, the proposal was approved 
in a voice vote by a substantial 


Vail's proposal was intended to 
seek a compromise between the 
two poles of opinion. "I voted 
against self-scheduled exams. 
Students who I've talked to 
believe there would be cheating," 
he stated. However, "I think there 
are teachers and teaching 
situations where self-scheduled 
exams would be appropriate." 

Most faculty members seemed 
amenable to the compromise 
position; however, Edward Pols, 
Professor of Philosophy, ex- 
pressed reservation due to the 
poor performance of the honor 
code in the library. Pols pointed to 
a large loss because students 
neglected to charge out booksf 

Muddled debate 

Debated was muddled at points, 

because the present policy on 
take-home finals was not clear. 
"The faculty has changed its mind 
so many times that I am uncertain 
as to what the guidelines are," 
confessed Roger Howell Jr., 
President of the College. 

The lack of a defined policy 
concerned Rensenbrink. "My 
anxiety is based on the impression 
that I would not be able to give 
any (take home exams)," he 
stated. Rensenbrink pointed to his 
practice of encouraging students 
to cooperate, as a possible model 
to decrease academic tension. 


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Maritime spirit 

To the Editor: 

Every year among the array of 
co-cur ricular events there emerge 
one or more significant un- 
dertakings that happens solely 
because a student has an idea. 
Last year, for example, Senior 
Class President Laurie Hawkes 
'77, produced "As Anything 
Goes", enjoyed by a good p rot ion 
of the Bowdoin community. This 
year, Ned Hayes 78 has produced 
Salt Water College. Hayes' en- 
thusiasm has spread throughout 
the College and his efforts 
culminated Wednesday night 
with a delightful blend of per- 
formances to mark the opening of 
the Salt Water College Exhibit in 
the Visual Arts Center. 

It is written that students of 
this era are essentially docile, 
serious, looking out for them- 
selves, and lacking the spirit of 

some recent generations. It is 
refreshing to note that at 
Bowdoin, despite the workload, 
the bulging calendar of worthy 
events, and the "times," the 
creative spirit is alive and being 
put to use. Ned Hayes and his 
cohorts are to be congratulated 
not only because their series was 
so enjoyable, but because they 
have kept alive a creative 
tradition many thought was 

Dick Mersereau 

Assistant Director, 

Senior Center 

Student applications for the 
Faculty Resource Committee 
can be picked up at the Moulton 
Union Desk and are due at 5:00 
p.m., Wednesday, November 
23. Interviews will be made the 
following week by the Com- 
munications Committee of the 
Executive Board. 

Monday night at 7:00. the 
Russian Department presents 
Alexander Pushkin's Queen of 
Spades. The public is cordially 
invited to the Smith 
Auditorium showing. 

Stowe Travel's 

to Bowdoin Students 


Dear Young Travelers! 

IT HARDLY SEEMS possible that the fall semester 
comes to a close next Wednesday, with the Thanksgiving 
vacation scheduled to extend through Sunday, 
November 27th. 

Fall marked one of the busiest seasons at Stowe Travel, 
and we thank you all for making your Thanksgiving and 
Christmas flight reservations early. Because most space 
is now tied up for flights on Sunday, November 27, we 
urge you to reconfirm your return flights while home, 
calling the originating airline carrier on that end, giving 
them your home telephone number etc. 

When arriving back at Portland Jetport on November 
27, remember that the AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION BUS 
service is right outside the baggage room area. Let the 
driver know you are there and that you will need Airport 
bus service — especially if you haven't made reservations 
in advance A reminder too, that the rates are different 
between Airport Transportation and the Portland 
Limousine Service. So be sure to double check the rate to 
be charged from Portland to the Bowdoin Campus before 
you leave. As you know, the Airport Transportation stu- 
dent fare is $6.90. 

We urge you to always make reservations in advance and get 
your Airport bus tickets from Vikki or Barbara at the Stowe 
Travel Agency. If you have any question about the time or place 
of pick-up etc., you can always contact MURIAL, the "Airport 
Bus Lady" at 729-0221 before your departure. And as you also 
know, the Airport Bus connects with outgoing Delta flights, and 
its schedules are sometimes subject to change without notice. 

AFTER YOUR RETURN, we suggest checking in with us about 
your Christmas flights, to be sure flight times etc. check out with 
your class schedules etc., your European trips and details about 
the Eurailpasses, hosteling, getting the International Student 
Identity Cards etc. 

Globetrotting Bowdoin students at Christmas will be the sub- 
ject of the next travel newsletter after Christmas. And in our 
next column will be the announcement about BERMUDA WEEK 
1 978. On Sunday afternoon, December 1 1 , we are going to show 
a film on College Week and Bermuda. Our travelogue program 
will feature door prizes, maps, brochures, etc. The program will 
be entitled "College Week In Bermuda." I'll be your host, and 
admission will be free. The place will be announced later. But 
plan to join us. 

Eric, Vikki, Barbara, Joanne, Helen and, of course, Mrs. White 
all join me in wishing you all safe travels and an enjoyable 
Thanksgiving. See you in December.! 

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Football season successful; future appears promising 

(Continued from page 8) 
England's top college teams, 
visited Brunswick next, and 
although they kept their un- 
defeated record intact, the Bears 
gave them a struggle before 
succumbing 35-21. 

While the rest of us were en- 
joying fall break, the Gridders 
traveled to Wesleyan, and, due 
partly to the vacation "blahs", 
were soundly defeated, 38-14. 

But that closed the book on 
Bowdoin's losses. They came home 
and started their quest for the 
CBB title with an impressive 2117 
victory over Bates in an exciting 
nip-and-tuck contest. The Bears 
ended their season, captured the 
CBB title, and evened their record 
as they squeaked by Colby, 15-14. 

Statistically, the Bears were led 
in rushing by freshman fullback 
Tom Sciolla with 524 yards and 

sophomore Rip Kinkel who con- 
tributed 343. Senior Quarterback 
Jay Pensavalle was 45 for 99 on 
the year, with 7 interceptions and 
6 touchdowns, two by running and 
four by passing. 

Other notable individual stats 
include senior split end Rich 
Newman's 25 receptions for 397 
yards and five touchdowns and 
freshman Peter Geannelis' 32.5 
yards-per-punt average. 

Perhaps the single most im- 
portant factor that led to the 
gridders' success this year was the 
overwhelming positive spirit 
instilled in the team by its senior 
members. Coach Lentz is quick to 
point out that the veterans 
evidenced "the greatest leadership 
as a class" he had seen in a long 

At the head of this inimitable 
leadership stands senior Captain 

Train McCabe, whom Coach Lentz 
proudly describes as "one of the 
best offensive tackles I've seen." 
Train made his presence known in 
an extraordinary fashion to every 
team the Bears faced. Williams 
College superstar tackle Jack 
Spound exclaimed after seeing the 
film of the Bowdoin Trinity game. 
"I just can't believe that guy; he's 

McCabe got plenty of help, 
though, especially from senior 
quarterback Jay Pensavalle. Rich 
Newman, the leading receiver for 
the team, meshed extremely well 
with Pensavalle, while senior 
linebacker Mike Bradley did a 
great job on defense. Rip Kinkel. 
the second leading rusher, did a 
fine job replacing tailback Jim 
Soule. Senior defensive end Bill 
Collins received the Boiled Owl 
Award, a Lentz-invention 

awarded by the team to its most 
aggressive player. (A boiled owl?!) 

Senior safety Bob Campbell and 
junior cornerback Andy Minich 
provided a much-needed con- 
sistency while sophomore safety 
Mark Hoffman showed tremen- 
dous improvement. Drew King, 
making a tough change from 
fullback to linebacker displayed a 
fine performance. 

The contributions of the fresh- 
man members of the team were 
invaluable. Fullback Tom Sciolla, 
defensive back Larry Lytton. 
tackle Alex McWilliams, tight end 
Dan Spears, tackle Ron Blomfield, 

and tailback-flanker Peter Cooper 
all made outstanding efforts. 

What, then, is in store for next 
year? Under the excellent reins of 
Head Coach Jim Lentz, not to 
mention Mort LaPointe, Phil 
Soule, and "Stump" Merrill, only 
the utmost can be expected. Lentz 
aptly observes, "1977 was a 
building year for us. With the 
experience gained by this year's 
rookies and the solid leadership of 
newly-elected captains Phil Pierce 
and Dave Regan (both of whom 
had stellar seasons), we can expect 
nothing but the best." 

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The absence of such standouts 
as Gig Leadbetter, Tom Ufer. 
Archie McLean and Mike Brust 
through graduation and junior 
dash man Tom Capase through the 
12-College Exchange will, of 
course, effect the team im- 
mensely. There should be enough 
talented personnel, however, to 
fill all the vacated spots. 

Season opener 

The Polar Bears' first meet is 
fast approaching. On Saturday, 
December 3rd, the track team 

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while the opening home meet is set 
for the following Saturday against 
archrival Bates. After the 
Christmas vacation, the squad will 
face opponents such as Colby, 
UNH, and MIT. On top of this will 
be competition in the Dartmouth 
Relays, the Colby Relays, the 
Easterns, and New Englands. 


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If you traveled to Waterville 
last Saturday or if you listened to 
the game on WBOR. you might 
have been inclined to give up hope 
at the end of the third quarter. 
Trailing by two touchdowns with 
nolhing on the scoreboard to write 
home about. Bowdoin's chances for 
winning the game and the CBB 
title appeared bleak. But the seer 
who exclaimed "when the going 
gets tough, the tough get going." 
surely called it correctly as the 
Bears blazed back to bring home 
the bacon. 15-14. Nothing short of 
brilliantly clutch play raised the 
gridders' record to 4-4, awarded 
them a highly-deserved third 
consecutive CBB title, and 
otherwise perfectly ended a 
successful season. 

For the first three quarters, 
Colby really "took it to" the Bears. 
Indeed, Bowdcin played two 
different games on Saturday: the 
first three quarters, and then the 
fourth period — but fortunately, 
they saved the best for last. 

Colby open* scoring 

A series of fumbles and failures 
to convert on crucial plays kept 
the Bears off the scoreboard in the 
first half. Colby put together a 
scoring drive highlighted by a 30- 
yard Mike Drouin run that 
culminated in a 14 yard Sears to- 
Belanger touchdown toss. The 
Mules led at the half 7-0. 

The third quarter went ac- 

lHF&w*i una season 

in summary 

Freshman Tom Sciolla heads through a hole in the Worcester Tech line earUer this season. Sciolla 

was the teams leading rusher, with a total of 524 yards and is one of the many freshmen utilized by 

Coach Jim Lentz. (BNS) 

cording to Colby's script as well, momentum clearly on their side 

Bowdoin's only long drive was and plenty of time left, Bowdoin 

arrested by a Mule interception, looked to be in good shape. 

and Colby took the ball and ' 

But their next two possessions 

promptly marched downfield for 
the game's second touchdown. 

Fumbles by Colby and lucky 
breaks were important, but 
Bowdoin's spirit kept them in the 
game as they came back time after 
time from apparent game-ending 
mistakes. The first touchdown 
came on a 6-yard pass from Jay 
Pensavalle to Rich Newman. 
Coach Jim Lentz, aware that the 
Polar Bears would need every 
point they could muster, called for 
a two-point conversion play. 
Pensavalle rambled around right 
end and into the end zone to cut 
Colby's lead to 14-8. With the 

Fall sports in review 


The fall sports season at Bowdoin was one of success and en 
couragement for most all Polar Bear athletic squads. Whether it was on 
Pickard Field playing soccer or field hockey, Whittier Field playing with 
a pigskin or off at some godforsaken, alien college. Bowdoin competitors 
usually ended up on the long end of the score. 

Special recognition must go to the female athletes who impressed in 
nearly all their endeavors. Sally LaPointe's field hockey team compiled a 
10-3 record in addition to capturing the Maine State championship for 
the second straight year. Missing next year will be such standouts as 
Sally Clayton and Iris Davis but on a squad infested with underclassmen, 
the winning field hockey tradition at Bowdoin will continue for years to 

In their inaugural season as a team sport, the women's soccer team 
came home with a six up, one down log including an exciting 4-3 win over 
Harvard. Coach Ray Bicknell can look forward to next year as he too has 
a team replete with freshmen and sophomores. 

Women's cross-country at Bowdoin. under the direction of Lynn 
Ruddy, became a varsity sport this year and responded with a fine 4-3 
record despite injuries. The entire squad will return next year to im 
prove on this performance. 

The tennis team under Ed Reid closed with a 7-6 log while competing 
on a mass participation basis. During the season 23 different women saw 
action and Reid hopes this will help him in the future. 

The varsity football team, although compiling what one might think 
was a mediocre 4-4 record, did much better than most observers an- 
ticipated. Youth was a feature of the squad and Coach Jim Lentz can 
only be pleased that he has such a talented, young group of players 
returning next year. 

Defense and injuries highlighted a soccer team that went 4-2-5. Fresh- 
man goalie Kevin Kennedy set two Bowdoin records on his way to four 
shutouts. Five freshmen saw considerable varsity action this season and 
they should come back to make valuable contributions in the future. 

Cross-country was the domain of senior Bruce Freme. Finishing first 
tor the team in every meet, Freme set the Brunswick Golf Club course 
record this season in addition to running in the Easterns and the 

To sum up what can one say but that it was one of the more successful 
fall seasons in Bowdoin history. What's more — it can only get better. 

backfired. First the Bears, after 
recovering Colby fullback Ciota's 
fumble, battled down to the Mules' 
7-yard line, but couldn't convert 
on fourth down. The second time, 
Bowdoin took advantage of Colby's 
mishandling of a Peter Geannelis 
punt and took over on the Colby 
20. Again they drove to within the 
Mule 10, and again they came up 
short on fourth down. As the 
defense came onto the field with 
2:30 remaining, they knew it 
would take a near-miracle for 
Bowdoin to emerge victorious. 

Bowdoin's best friend 

They didn't have to wait long. 
Joe "Fumble^ingers" Ciota, who 
had been doing the Polar Bears 
favors all afternoon, presented 
them with one final gift when he 
fumbled on his own 14 and allowed 

defensive back Mark Hoffman to 
pounce on the ball. 

Well aware of the saying "you 
shouldn't look a gift horse in the 
mouth," Jay Pensavalle brought 
his troops on the field and set right 
to work. His old friend and favored 
receiver Rich Newman managed 
to get free, and the two combined 
for one last moment of heroism in 
their Bowdoin careers on a 14-yard 
scoring pass. Bowdoin was half- 
way home with the score standing 
at 14-all. 

Himmelr kh PAT 
Alfie Himmelrich came in for 
what was undoubtedly the single 
most crucial play of the season. At 
this point, the game was literally 
in his hands, but just as much 
pressure was on the other 10 men 
. who had to give him his best shot. 
They all came through, the extra 
point was good, and Bowdoin 
capped off an exciting season with 
an ending that will be talked about 
for years to come. 


If one were to make a prediction 
about a football team that had just 
seen the graduation of a superstar 
tailback named Jim Soule, about a 
team that would see many of its 
top prospects forced to sit out the 
season as the result of a rash of 
early injuries, and about a team on 
which many of the key positions 
would be filled by inexperienced 
freshmen and sophomores, one 
could hardly be optimistic. 

These, in fact, were the 
liabilities that faced the 1977 Polar 
Bears. It is not easy, to say the 
least, to overcome a set of odds 
that so overwhelmingly suggest 
failure. Overcome they did, 
however, and with a zeal that is 
not often seen in small college 
sports. The 4-4 record posted by 
the Polar Bears certainly reflects 
the pressure- ridden perseverance 
which characterized this year's 

The Bears got off to a slow start, 
losing on the road to Trinity in "a 
game we should have won," ac- 
cording to Captain Train McCabe. 
Bowdoin was ahead at halftime, 
but a disastrous second half ruined 
their chances and they went down 
to defeat 21 7. 

Hosting Amherst the next 
week, Bowdoin lost their home 
opener in a game they'd rather 
forget, 33-0. But two victories 
were to follow: an easy 34-16 
drubbing of WPI, and an exciting 
upset of a tough Williams team, in 
Williamstown. 23-21. This victory 
looks even better in retrospect, as 
Williams went on to win the 
"Little Three" title. 

Middlebury, one of New 
(Continued on page 7) 

Winter track to build around veterans 


Despite the loss of several key 
performers to graduation, this 
year's winter track team is looking 
to better its five win, two loss 
record of last year. 

The Polar Bears have a 
relatively large team, with a 
nucleus outstanding individuals. 
The large squad size could become 
an important factor this season 
because of a newly adopted 
schedule change. Added to the 
order of events this year are the 
440-yard dash and 880-yard run. in 
addition to the two mile relay. 
This new schedule will not only 
make the meets longer, but may 
also hurt small colleges like 
Bowdoin because of their lack of 

Weights and sprints 

Heading the Polar Bears will be 
senior captain Davis Cable, 
competing in the shot put and 35- 
pound weight. Teaming with 
Cable in the weight will be football 
standout Steve A Train" McCabe. 
Junior Rich Hurst also puts the 
shot and should add significantly 
to a powerful weight team which is 
returning intact. 

The short and middle distance 

runners will be led by seniors Bill 
Strang and Rob Mathews. Strang, 
an Ail-American who holds 
Bowdoin records at 60, 220, and 
600 yards, will probably compete 
in the dash, 600, and the mile 
relay. Mathews, the outdoor 
captain, will also race in the dash. 
Sophomores Mark Hoffman and 
Mike Connors plus newcomer 
Shannon Cook should provide 
add< d depth at these distances. 


Senior cross-country captain 
and two-mile record holder Bruce 
Freme will head the long distance 
runners. Also figuring to play a 
prominent role is the three-mile 
record holder, senior Bill 
Lawrence. Lawrence, however, is 
coming off a knee injury. 
Sophomore Jeff Buck, injured 
throughout the cross-country 
season, and freshman Doug 
Ingersoll, will complement Freme 
and Lawrence in the distance 

In the pole vault, the Polar 
Bears will be counting heavily on 
returning letterman, sophomore 
Scott Samuelson. Another 
sophomore Scott Paton should be 
Bowdoin's premier hurdler but 

will be pressed by freshmen 
Charlie Townsend and Dave 

In the jumping events, retur- 
nees Steve Gerow and Tom 
McGoldrick will handle the high 
jumping chores while Gerow will 
also participate in the long and 
triple jumps. 

(Continued on page 7) 

Senior dashman Bill Strang 
will run the short distances 
this winter. 

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Members of faculty 
ponder Bakke case 

Faculty minds gathered this Tuesday to examine the Bakke case from the viewpoints of several 
disciplines. Panelists were generally opposed to Bakke. Orient/Gould. 

CEP to standardize self-designed majors 


The faculty's Committee on 
Curriculum and Educational Policy 
(CEP) is moving toward a stan- 
dardization of the procedure that 
students may use to design their 
own major at Bowdoin. 

Dean^of the College Paul Nyhus 
favors making a standard method 
for establishing student-conceived . 
major areas of study. "I think we 
should provide a regular vehicle to 
establish a major program outside 
the established guidelines," he^ 
said. Nyhus' comment seems in 
accord with the Convocation 
Address made by Roger Howell 
Jr., President of the College, 
earlier this semester. 

Convocation Address 

Howell expressed the desire 
that "a major ought to be more 
than just the accumulation of a 
specified number of course credits 
within a department," in his last 
Convocation as President of the 
College. The work of CEP in this 
direction apears to be in line with 
Howell's suggestion. 

Although it is not presently 
encouraged, a student may, if he 
wishes, design his own major. The 
current regulation governing 
Bowdoin's policy is found on page 
96 of the College Catalogue "In- 
terdepartmental major programs, 
designed to meet an individual, 
cultural, or professional objective, 
may be offered if approved by the 
departments concerned and the 
Recording Committee," it says. 
Two students took advantage of 
this option last year. 

Richard Udell '80 designed a 
major last year in Political 
Philosophy without the benefit of 
any guidelines. "Instead of con- 
forming I have put together a 
series of courses in coherent or- 
der." he stated. Udell's major is 
overseen by Professor of 
Government John Rensenbrink. 

Udell's initial reaction to the 

standardization of student 
designed majors was mixed. 
Although it will enable students to 
avoid the "hassles" he encountered 
last year, "They are in- 
stitutionalizing an abberration," 
he said. 
CEP has not finished its 

evaluation of the problems in- 
volved in student designed 
majors. The Committee solicited 
opinions from each department, 
but the response has been slow to 
return. "We are waiting to get 

(Continued on page 5) 


In stark contrast with student 
sentiment, a seven-man faculty 
panel strongly supported the case 
of the University of California, 
Davis against Allan Bakke. The 
pending Supreme Court case has 
been the cause of major debate on 
college campuses across the 
country because of its possible 
effect on admissions practices at 
all levels of education. 

The discussion, presented by 
the Afro-American society, 
revolved around the question, "In 
this democratic society, is it legal, 
moral, (or) ethical that Allan 
Bakke win his case?" A crowd of 
about 200 interested students, 
professors, and townspeople were 
drawn to the Pickard Theater 
Tuesday night to hear the panel 
debate the issue. Dean of the 
College Paul Nyhus moderated the 
debate which lasted a little under 
two hours. 

The opinions expressed by the 
panel, which was noticeably 
lacking a member from any of the 
science departments, provided 
quite a foil for the students who 
overwhelmingly supported Bakke 
in a recent poll (see Orient, Nov. 
11). The seven members treated 
the issue from many angles, but all 
seemed to agree on the major 
point: the medical school was 
acting benevolently in admitting 

Profs look for a nine percent salary hike 


Officers of Bowdoin's chapter of 
the American. Association of 
University Professors (AAUP) 
today requested an average nine- 
percent increase in the level of 
faculty compensation for the 1978 
79 academic year. The call for 
higher pay to offset the an- 
ticipated rise in the cost of living 
and provide for merit increases 
came in the form of a brief 
presented to the Policy Committee 
of the Governing Boards. 

The report, authored by a 
subcommittee headed by 
Professor Craig McEwen after 
AAUP meetings held last week, 
recognizes the Governing Board's 
"serious commitment" to the 
matter of bringing faculty com- 
pensation into line with other 
schools comparable to Bowdoin. It 
urges, however, that the Boards 
must continue this effort lest 
faculty buying power succumb to 
the steady advance of the cost of 

Despite salary increases in 
recent years, the report claims, by 
August of 1978 the faculty as a 
whole will have about twelve 
percent less buying power than in 

Quoting a report prepared by 
Dean of the Faculty Alfred Fuchs 
which concludes that Bowdoin 
faculty members "work harder in 
terms of student numbers than 
their counterparts at other in- 
stitutions," the authors of the 
report also contend that cost-of- 

living expenses have all but 
obliterated the merit increases 
that accompany advances in rank 
and experience. Therefore, they 
say, merit among faculty members 
must be rewarded by salary in- 
creases in addition to those 
necessitated by increases in the 
cost of living. 

The requested nine percent 
increase, then, contains a six 
percent raise to cover the an- 
ticipated cost of living in 1978-79, 
and an average three percent "to 
adjust the compensation scale 
upward" and to be distributed as 
merit increases. 

Also mentioned in the report 
and its accompanying resolution 
was a faculty concern over a 
College- provided health care plan. 
The report asks that the College 
pay for a basic health care plan for 
faculty members, as it presently 
does for all other employees. 

The AAUP suggests in a 
separate section of its brief that 
the faculty's request for com- 
pensation adjustments could be 
more fairly judged if faculty 
salaries were considered as a 
separate budget item rather than 
merely as a part of the total 
employment costs of the College. 
Faculty salaries and fringe 
benefits account for only one-third 
of this cost, at present. 

As a means of achieving better 
faculty compensation levels 
without pushing the budget into 
deficit, the report hints that some 
"judicious paring" in other areas 
might be in order. 

Figures from the Dean of the 
Faculty's report to the Committee 
on Educational Program place 
Bowdoin at the bottom of a list of 

comparable institutions as regards 
the portion of the total budget 
spent on the academic program - 
which, as the report points out, is 
purportedly the primary reason 
for the College's existence. While 
Colby, Bates and Amherst all 
direct around 37 percent of their 
budgets to educational program, 
at Bowdoin only 25 percent of the 
(Continued mi page It) 

ostensibly less-qualified minority 
students over Bakke. 

Nyhus got the evening under 
way with an opening statement in 
which he complimented the Afro- 
Am for their "vigorous initiative" 
in organizing the discussion. The 
dean then proceeded to give the 
backgroud to the case. 

Professor of Government 
Richard Morgan was the first to 
deliver his opening remarks. 
Leaving the moral and ethical 
aspects of the case to his fellow 
panelists, Morgan chose to deal 
with the legal angle. After stating 
that "If Bakke wins, it is certainly 
legal," Morgan went on to give the 
history of court rulings on major 
race issues. He pointed to the fact 
that in the case of Brown vs. The 
Board of Education, Chief Justice 
Earl Warren left open the question 
whether schools should be color 
blind or color conscious. 

Unlike Morgan, Professor of 
Philosophy Donald Scheid treated 
the matter as a debate and came 
out directly against Bakke saying 
that it was "morally permissible 
for Davis to do what they did." 
Scheid then discussed his view 
that, in certain enterprises, "race 
is a relevant criterion." He con- 
cluded his statement by lisitng 
three legitimate goals of af- 
firmative action in medical school 
admssions. These included 
"enhancing the general 
educational environment ... 
getting more blacks into the 
medical profession... and reducing 
racial prejudices within the 

History professor William B. 
Whiteside followed by^citing a 
personal experience with "reverse 
discrimination" involving two 
students, one white, one black, 
both of whom asked him to write 
recommendations. When the black 
with slightly lower grades and test 
scores got accepted over the 
other. Professor Whiteside felt 
that "the correct decision had been 
made." Education professor Lynn 
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President of Bowdoin's chapter of the A.A.U.P., Professor 
William Whiteside. Orient/Yong 



FRL, DEC. 2, 1977 

— » 



Choices, not echoes 

last Tuesday's panel forum on the 
Bakke case pending before the Sup- 
reme Court of the United States con- 
firmed what we all know. The faculty 
is further to the left than the student 
body. What else can one conclude, 

— A poll of the student body shows 
that only 17% favor the position the 
University of California advances as 
justification for rejecting Allan Bakke 
from its medical school at Davis. 

— Under the Pickard lights, not 
one of the panel members defended 
the Bakke brief in its entirety. 

There is nothing to surprise us here. 
The College is overarchingly white 
and middle class. Rightly or wrongly, 
the Bakke case — despite all the snags 
of a thirty-five year old man being the 
center of the test case — has come to be 
the walking embodiment of a 
frightening thing: social engineering 
by means of quotas to "redress histori- 
cal inequalities." 

But this is not a polemic about the 
Bakke decision. Our feelings and 
biases on the issue are probably ap- 
parent. We would instead like to 
suggest that, whatever the topic, any 
future panel debate include articulate 
partisans from two sides, not one. The 
organizers were well intentioned, but 
we wish there had been one militant 
Bakke loyalist. 

Have it your way 

his past week, the Committee on 
Curriculum and Educational Policy 
(CEP) has moved a step closer to mak- 
ing student-designated majors a real- 
ity. The Orient would like to encour- 
age the standardization of this option 
and hope that the committee can iron 
out the wrinkles with haste. 

There are two major advantages to 
the proposal. First, student- 
designated majors will provide 
greater flexibility. Second, the propo- 
sal will bring Bowdoin closer to the 
true spirit of a liberal arts education. 

Although they are presently able to 
do so, students are not encouraged to 
use this option of foregoing a normal 
departmental major. The 

standardization will allow the College 
to promote it, and thus provide alter- 
natives to the traditional pre- 
designated major. 

A liberal arts education stresses the 
freedom of the individual. Student- 
designated majors will allow just that: 
the freedom of one to design a program 
that fits his particular interests. 

We would hope that the CEP moves 
quickly in order that this year's 
sophomore class may reap the benefits 
of the program. The proposal will add 
a new twist to the Bowdoin experi- 
ence, and we would like to congratu- 
late CEP in advance. 


Ho, ho, ho 

he heavens dusted, then drenched 
the campus with snow and rain this 
week, leaving students to muddle 
through icy pools and quagmires on 
their way to study for finals. Despite 
the nasty weather and the hurtling 
approach of exams, there were a few 
bright spots this week which should 
have carried us through. 

The CEP is-moying on standards for 
self-designed majors, there was a 
Christmas party in the Union, and 
Bowdoin — while the snow lasted — 
measured up to the viewbook in 
photogenics. And if we can take a per- 
verse delight, the faculty, too, were 
harried with course schedules for next 
semester, syllabi, registration cards, 
and independent study forms. 

Willis R. Barnstone '48, read his 
poetry to a cold but intimate gather- 
ing in the Daggett Lounge, and inter- 
est in each other's course schedule 
percolated over coffee,, while sheer 
exuberance brimmed over itineraries 
for Christmas vacation. 

Some happy students confessed that 
their work was already over for sev- 
eral courses. Others less fortunate 
sighed, and said they would be here 
until the twenty-third. Nevertheless, 
they managed to smile and make jokes 
about the work load and the first 

It is almost a ritual. Students and 
faculty roll their eyes, throw up their 
hands, utter oaths, curse their fate, 
laugh, smile, and race for a well- 
deserved Christmas break. We're all 
in the same sleigh. 




To the Editor: 

Much space in the Orient was 
devoted to the student opinion 
concerning the Bakke case. To all 
that was said I would like to add 
these thoughts. Drawing on Neil 
Roman's description of the case I 
find strong arguments against 
Bakke and his Bowdoin sym- 

Bakke says that, "less-qualified 
students were admitted over 
himself. As evidence, Bakke 
points to his 3.5 average... and 
then to the averages of the ac- 
cepted minority applicants, some 
as low as 2.1." A strong argument 
in his favor? Actually no argument 
at all, a fact any Bowdoin student 
should be aware of (or perhaps 
more exactly; a fact any rejected 
Bowdoin applicant must be aware 
of) . From the profile of the class of 
1981; 25.9 percent of the ap- 
plicants submitting SAT verbal 
scores in the 750-800 range were 
rejected. 50.8 percent with math 
SAT scores in the 750-800 range 
were rejected. 70.3 perc nt of the 
public school applicants who stood 
in the top decile of their class were 
rejected. Would it be impossible 
for some members of those groups 
to find someone at Bowdoin to 
whom they could point and say, 
"I'm more qualified than he is, you 
must admit me"? Either one has to 
admit to the limitations of such 
admission criteria or put Bowdoin 
in the same pot with U.C. at 
Davis. Admissions committees 
never limit themselves to grades 
and test scores when hunting 
"qualified" applicants. In fact, 
they spend a great deal of effort 
assuring everybody of just the 
opposite, "send us your pottery, 
prose, paintings. Prove to us you 
belong in a 'class full of dif- 
ferences.' " From the January 
1976 statement of the Governing 
Boards on Admission Policy, "...a 
candidate ought ideally to possess 
some particular skill or interest or 
to represent & culture, region, or 
background that will contribute to 
the diversity of the college" 
(emphasis mine). As best as I can 
tell, those are not idle words; if 
you lived in the West and applied 
to Bowdoin your chances were 
about 1 in 3 for acceptance but if 

you applied from New England, 
only 1 in 5. Well qualified students 
must ripen in that western air. 

Although it may appear 
.otherwise, my point is not to find 
fault with the Bowdoin admission 
procedure; just the opposite, I'm 
demonstrating that no admission 
process is as cut and dried as 
Bakke would have the Supreme 
Court believe. Admission criteria 
are broad, should be broad. If 
having black, chicano, or indian 
doctors is a socially desireable 
goal, what basis in experience 
does any Bowdoin student have 
with the admission process for 
them to find fault with U.C. at 

Chris Manos '78 


To the Editor: 

Recently, the Dean of the 
Faculty of the College of Arts and 
Sciences of Harvard University 
came to speak at Bowdoin College 
in favor of reinstituting a core 
curriculum of liberal arts studies. 
In defending his arguments, the 
Dean bandied around the word 
"provincial" in such a way as to 
imply that one could not do worse 
in education. / 

I do not object/to the Dean's 
ideas of broadening the base of 
one's education. What I do object 
to is the attitude taken by our 
educators .towards what they 
consider tojbe "provincial." This 
attitude, f ironically, is more 
"provincial" than the concept that 
they denounce.y 

In the dictionaries (put out by 
scholars) "provincial" is defined 

a) relating or coming from the 

b) lacking the polish of urban 
society; unsophisticated; 

c) limited in outlook; narrow- 

I have been spending the year 
free-lancing around Maine taping 
the oral histories and folklore of 
those who farm both the land and 
the seas. I question definition "c"- 
for the common denominator 
which runs through the farmers I 
interviewed is that they are 
provincial; but they are not limited 

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Drop-Add shuffle clogs registrar 

(Continued from page 2) 

in outlook or narrow-minded! 

In illustrating my point, allow 
me to offer a few brief comments 
which I gathered from Bailey 
Island fishermen (who 1 shall keep 
anonymous to protect their 
privacy). Relating the dictionary 
definitions in their above order: 

a) Mr. Fisherman does come 
from a province epitomized by the 
island he lives on. Since there was 
no bridge from the mainland to 
Bailey Island until 1928 - Mr. 
Fisherman stayed right where he 
was except for fishing expeditions, 
and an occasional ride to Portland 
on the packet boat which carried 
the island's mail and supplies. Mr. 
Fisherman remained formally 
uneducated because the high 
schools and colleges were across 
the water. Mr. Fisherman still has 
no incentive to cross the bridge. 
He is "provincial." Yet, by this 
definition, so was Henry D. 
Thoreau who "travelled widely — 
in Concord," and he wasn't 

b) Mr. Fisherman must by 
definition "lack the polish of urban 
society" since he has only been to 
the city a few times, and then only 
to sell his catch at the market- 
place. Mr. Fisherman wears old 
clothes and has fish scales on his 
boots. His shoes are not polished. 
Still, in comparison to some of the 
costumes urbanites dress-up in 
(and pay outrageous sums of 
money for), Mr. Fisherman is 
probably more comfortable around 
the collar and more unimposing. 

Mr. Fisherman is "un- 
sophisticated' if by 
"sophistication" one means "highly 
complicated; unauthentic and un- 
natural; and conceited." (See 
Websters dictionary again.) Mr. 
Fisherman, once he gets going, 
doesn't hesitate to speak his mind 
(sometimes too sincerely) and is 
completely natural about it. He 
often mocks himself in his humor 
over the same things that the 
urban sophisticate brags about. 
Mr. Fisherman, like the man with 
the Harvard accent, does not 
pronounce his "R's", but unlike the 
Harvard man's affectations, the 
Bailey Islander's accent is 
genuine. To the urbanite, Mr. 
Fisherman's speech is "un- 
polished" yet to me it is lyrical and 
can be subtle. The unsophisticated 
fisherman is rarely condescending 
and supercilious, and he doesn't 
attend sophisticated cocktail 
parties, but rather sits on the 
docks with his friends and tells 

c) Here I must differ; Mr. 
Fisherman is not limited in outlook 
nor is he narrow-minded (for the 
most part)! Instead of always 
travelling and branching out into 
new and diverse areas, Mr. 
Fisherman on his island in Casco 
Bay has become introspective. He 
is a student of survival and has 
learned of every aspect of life from 
experience. Few stones on Bailey 
Island are left unturned over the 
years by the Islander, and few 
reefs are left unmarked at sea. 
Unlike his urban brethren, Mr. 
Fisherman has acquired a deep 
respect for his fellowmen and 
nature; and has a profound un- 
derstanding of both. He may not 
know where France is, or how to 
perform calculus, or how to speak 
German, but Mr. Fisherman's 
understanding and knowledge is 
nevertheless far-reaching! Mr. 
Fisherman cannot draw up an 
architect's blueprint, but he can 
build a good home or ship; he 
cannot do physics or projective 

geometry, but he still somehow 
knows many of the universal laws 
and principles underlying those 

In sum, Mr. Fisherman may be 
geographically restricted, and 
may be unsophisticated, but he is 
as educated and vital as the 
brightest Rhodes Scholar or 
theoretican. Our educators should 
not narrow-mindedly slough off 
provincials, but should try more to 
strike a happy balance between 
theory and practice. Mr. 
Fisherman has a lot to teach us on 
his island; and we do not have to 
always build bridges to learn! 

William Pohl 77 

Light and heat 

To the Editor: 

One of the most serious 
problems we face as a people is the 
approaching end of petroleum 
products as an energy source. And 
in the short run there is the ad- 
ditional matter of inflation fed by 
escalating energy costs. 

If there is a Bowdoin College 
community commitment to saving 
energy, it surely is not terribly 
apparent. Typically the lights 
flame in classrooms and in dorm 
rooms long after they are empty, 
and this includes the bright 
daylight hours. 

On Thanksgiving Day with the 
College in recess, the temperature 
on the 16th floor of the Senior 
Center was 78 degrees and all 
lights were on at 2:00 p.m. 

Would the Orient consider doing 
a piece on the light and heat bill at 
the College this year? It would 
make interesting reading in this 
age of budgetary stringency. 


JohnC. Donovan 

Professor of Government 

Lost point 

To the Editor: 

Your front page story "Faculty 
Stomps Self-scheduling" (October 
18) quotes me as saying "my 
anxiety is based on the impression 
that I would not be able to give 
(any take home exams)." This is 
not what I said. The issue was not 
take-home exams! We can already 
do that, and have done so from 
time to time for years. The issue 
throughout was self-scheduled 
examinations, a broader and more 
important category. 

In the faculty debate on October 
14, I was trying to drive home a 
point which the faculty seemed 
initially to miss and which ap- 
parently is also lost on the Orient. 

The point is this: if self- 
scheduled exams seem ill suited, 
even threatening, to the type of 
subject matter and/or style of 
teaching, method of examining 
and overall pedagogical orien- 
tation of many professors, then so 
too does the present system, 
which prohibits all and any self- 
scheduled exams, operate as an 
unwanted and depressing strait- 
jacket on those of us whose type of 
subject matter and/or style of 
teaching, method of examining 
and overall pedagogical orien- 
tation would benefit, and may 
even require, the opportunity to 
give self-scheduled exams. 

Therefore, I was opposed to the 
motion that would make self- 
seheduled exams mandatory for all 
professors. As also I expressed 
strong opposition to the current 
system which precludes such 
exams for everyone. Yet the 
Orient falsely identifies me as "the 

(Continued on page 4) 


Last year, over 1,700 drop-add 
cards were filed at the Registrar's 
office after the spring semester 
started. Over a period of three 
years, that is an increase of about 
70 percent. 

According to Paul Nyhus, Dean 
of the College, there are various 
reasons for the large amount of 
students who switch classes after 
the second semester has started. 
One of the main reasons is 
dissatisfaction with sectioned in- 
troductory level courses. 
Mathematics 11, Chemistry 18 and 
other classes with large 
enrollments normally place a 
student in any time slot of the 
course which the student has 
open. "If a student is dissatisfied 
with his assigned section for any 
reason," said Dean Nyhus, "he 
picks up a fifth course which meets 
at a time conflicting with his 
assigned section. This provides 
him with an excuse to drop the 
undesired section of a course and 
pick up the section he wishes. A 
week or two later he drops the 
fifth course." 

Dean Nyhus also cited other 
reasons for changes in course 
schedules. Many students realize 
they can change their classes after 
the semester starts and therefore 
do not choose their courses with 
care and attention. Also, the 
month lapse between the end of 
the fall semester and the begin- 
ning of the spring semester allows 
many people to .reconsider their 
course choices. According to 
Nyhus, there are one-third to one- 
half more schedule changes at the 
start of the spring semester than 
at the start of the fall semester, 
where registration occurs the 
week before the first days of class. 

Changes in course selections 
may be caused by different 
priorities, but the results are often 
the same. The Registrar's office 
becomes clogged with discrepancy 
between classroom lists collected 
from teachers and actual 
registration lists. Even two weeks 
after the drop-add deadline date 
(six weeks into the semester) 
students are being summoned into 
the Registrar's office to disen- 
tangle academic schedules, many 

students having neglected to 
report their schedule switches. 
Computer and staff time is burned 
up needlessly. If the curve of the 
quantity of course changes con- 
tinues in its upswing, time and 
money will have to be sacrificed in 
order that registration problems 
may be solved, Nyhus said. 

Some kind of early registration 
will always be necessary so that 
the college bookstore may order 
the correct number of textbooks, 
classrooms may be assigned to 
courses according to class size, 

deadline from six weeks to four 
weeks. Depending on the final 
decision of the Recording Com- 
mittee, this policy may be in- 
stituted in the coming semester. 

However, according to Dean 
Nyhus, the Recording Committee 
must find "a system which will 
meet administrative needs and 
will command student respect." 
Such a system should be found 
soon, Nyhus continues, because 
"we should not be investing 
resources into academic 
bookkeeping when it could be 
invested into teaching instead." 

Mrs. Piippo will not smile when she gets upwards of 1700 drop- 
add cards next semester. Orient/Yong. 

professors may receive class lists, 
and even distribution in the 
sectioned introductory level 
courses may be achieved. 

Different solutions to the 
Registration problem have been 
proposed. A year ago it was 
suggested that formal registration 
be postponed until two weeks into 
the semester with a 
preregistration to indicate text- 
book and classroom needs. Also, a 
monetary charge or penalty was 
considered for those students who 
used more than one drop-add card. 
However, the only proposal being 
considered seriously at present 
proposes to shorten the drop-add 

Execs halt honor code vote 


The Executive Board reversed 
an earlier decision to hold a bin- 
ding referendum to determine 
support for the honor code and 
voted unanimously to halt the 
planned polling, during their 
meeting Tuesday. 

The reversal came just two 
weeks after a narrow vote ap- 
proving the referendum. During 
the two weeks following that 
action, a special committee in- 
vestigated the steps to be taken. 

The motion to reconsider the 
previous vote came from Terry 
Roberts '80, chair of the special 
committee. "I think there is 
certainly a problem with the honor 
code but I don't think that this 
(referendum) will solve it," she 

Consideration of the honor code 
erupted two weeks ago when it 
became apparent some members 
felt that it wasn't working well 
enough. It was brought out that 
some faculty did not believe the 
students supported the honor 
code. If this were the case, 
members argued, then it should be 
done away with. 

"Some of the faculty have 
overlooked the intention and 
importance of the honor code," 
said Board Chair Jamie Silverstein 

Despite the support for the 
referendum at the last meeting, 
not one member came out in 
support of holding a campus-wide 
vote to determine campus feeling 
about the honor system. 

Peter Steinbrueck '79 stated 
that the honor code was set up to 
give rights to students: "there is 
no evidence that the faculty does 
not support the honor code," he 

After killing the referendum, 
the board set up a committee to 
further look into the status of the 
code at present. 

The Board set March 16th as the 
likely date for the spring Town 
Meeting and appointed Ken 
Harvey '80 to seek a location for 
the event. Members suggested 
that Pickard Theater be the first 
choice and one of the gymnasiums 
to be second. 

The Executive Board also 
received reports on the follow ups 
to the articles passed at the Town 
Meeting this fall. 

AAUP moves for 
whopping 9% 
salary hike 

(Continued from page I) 

1977-78 budget is set aside for the 
cost of academics. 

Professor William Whiteside, 
who is president of the AAUP at 
Bowdoin, says that while the 
faculty realizes the difficulties of 
the College's financial position, it 
simply can't afford to wait until 
money becomes freer. "It's not 
pleasant to pester the Boards for 
money when expenses are rising," 
he said, "but professors have to 
pay bills too." 

He continued on to credit the 
College for making what he saw as 
a sincere attempt to bring faculty 
compensation levels into parity 
with those at the colleges with 
which Bowdoin likes to compare 
itself, but noted that continued 
efforts are needed as living ex- 
penses increase. 

Dean of the Faculty Alfred 
Fuchs, although he had not seen 
the AAUP's brief, supports the 
faculty's requests for pay raises. 

The matter of the faculty salary 
increase is due to be decided later 
this month, when the Policy 
Committee presents its report to 
the Trustees and Overseers at 
their semiannual meeting. 


An Orient editorial of 
November 11 suggested that 
the Agenda Committee could 
tinker with the order of Town 
Meeting articles on the 
warrant. We have been in- 
formed that this is not the case; 
articles go on the agenda in the 
order in which they are 
received by the Board. We 
regret the error. 



FRL, DEC. 2, 1977 

Local stores encourage Xmas generosity 

"Ask Your Mother" is a delightful toy store in the "Red Brick 
House," a complex of new boutiques on upper Pleasant Street 


As the blustery winds from the 
Androscoggin sweep the campus, 
as winter descends in all its glory, 
as reading period and exams ap- 
proach, and as mail order 
deadlines pass beyond the pale, 
the harried student may take 
comfort in the various places in 
Brunswick to do his last-minute 
Christmas shopping. 

For the indolent pre-med who 
has put off labs until reading 
period, the closest place is the 
Walker Art Museum. The at- 
tractiveness of the Museum's line 
of gifts is that they look more 
expensive than they really are. 
The stained-glass is a perennial 
favorite. The borders of the glass 
are heavily leaded and the glass 
itself is fashioned from a Medieval 

Joy cracks down on vandalism 


Preventing student vandalism is 
a matter of individual respon- 
sibility, Assistant Dean of 
Students Sallie Gilmore feels. 
With $3,535 spent on 54 reported 
incidents of vandalism from 
February 23 to Oct. 7 of 1977, both 
Gilmore and Chief of Campus 
Security Lawrence Joy say the 
amount is excessive. However, 
both state the situation is getting 

Joy feels in general he is doing a 
better job in not only preventing 
but following up on incidents of 
vandalism. "It sort of has slacked 
off a bit," he said. Joy has ac- 
celerated the security program. 
Working from vandalism reports 
he has concentrated security 
patrols in areas of vandalism, such 
as Pickard field, the Senior Center 
parking lot, and Morrell Gym. 
Consequently security men are 
getting to the scene of a reported 
incident faster. In the past there 
had been no organized records of 
incidents and thus no way to tell 
when and where incidents were 
taking place, nor how often. Joy 
now makes out a periodic report, 
of which there has been one since* 
he took his position, and there will 
be another next October. Joy 
hopes that this will "show the 
students exactly what it's 

Gilmore says she finds it dif- 
ficult to understand the reason for 
vandalism. Granting that 
academic pressure might lead a 
student to behavior that could be 
deemed out of the ordinary, she 
feels such behavior should not 



include destruction of property. 
Such pranks as fire extinguisher 
fights, window breaking, 
telephone smashing, etc., are 
pointless. "Why would anybody 
want to rip a receiver off a wall?" 
she wonders. At the same time she 
admits, "we don't have a lot of 
people here who are violent." 

Student vandalism affects in- 
dividual students: "it's costing 
them money, sometimes not 
directly but indirectly," Joy 
declares, referring to the practice 
of "dorm charges." All unac- 
counted-for damage reports for 
each dorm are tallied up at the end 
of the year and the entire dorm is 
charged. This system is opposed to 
one in which students causing the 
damage step forward and 
volunteer to pay for it. Last year, 
according to Gilmore, Dorm 
charges totaled $200 to $300 per 
dorm. This year, total campus 
damage has not exceeded $100. 

Much of the damage that might 
be paid for by dorms this year was 
claimed by fraternities, as a result 
of a meeting Dean of Students 
Wendy Fairey and Gilmore had 
with the IFC {Inter-Fraternity 
Council) during Orientation Week. 
Frats have stepped forward to 
claim and pay for various damages 
incurred during initiation. 

Damage reports are dealt with 
in various ways. Joy sends all 
damage reports he receives to the 
Office of the Dean of Students, 
where either the Dean or the 
Assistant Dean deals with it. Or, 
Gilmore will receive a damage 
report from a proctor, if the report 
contains a_sjjidea^s jiamelo whom 



in ■ 

a bill can be charged, the 'case', as 
it were, is closed. The student 
responsible is sent a letter asking 
him to pay and stating that he 
should speak to Gilmore if he feels 
such a charge in unjustified. If 
punishment is appropriate, the 
student is either dealt with by 
Fairey or he comes up before the 
Student Judiciary Board, of which 
Fairey is the advisor. Problems, 
Gilmore stated, are usually dealt 
with in the Dean's office. 

However, if the report contains 
no name, the incident is obviously 
of a questionable nature. Ac- 
cording to Gilmore the proctors 
research such incidents somewhat, 
sometimes with success. In this 
case Gilmore goes back to the 
proctor and asks him how far it 
was researched and possibly asks 
him to check further. 

Gilmore also talks to any 
students who might be accused of 
perpetrating the offense. If no one 
is found, the cost is tallied up with 
dorm charges for -the end of the 
year. Gilmore does not see why 
this is necessary. "I shouldn't ever 
have to investigate anyone. After 
all, this is Bowdoin College," she 

Gilmore feels strongly about the 
relationship between proctors and 
students, and where the 
responsibility of reporting in- 
cidents lies: with the students and 
not the proctors. 

This poor window was a victim of student vandalism. 

(Continued from page 3) 

most vocal of the defenders of the 
self-scheduled exam plan." I was 
vocal for a differentiated policy, 
not the present inflexible one nor 
the equally inflexible proposal of 
self-scheduled exams for all. 

Happily (and because of the 
presence of mind and dogged 
persistence of David Vail who 
introduced the motion) the faculty 
overwhelmingly approved a 
scheme whereby each professor 
may decide whether or not to have 
self-scheduled exams. 

Thus, in the light of the fact 
that the faculty avoided extremes 
that day and moved towards a 
genuinely differentiated 
examination policy, how is one to 
be other than baffled by the Orient 
headline "Faculty Stomps Self- 
scheduling?" It falsely charges us 
with the very extremism and 
inflexibility we successfully 

John Rensenbrink 

recipe, and is good for hanging in 
windows or in a bright area. The 
Museum also sells inexpensive 
delfts and stoneware in different 
shapes and functions, as well as a 
complete line of replica jewelry. If 
buying Tutankhamen's scarab 
proves to be too extravagant, the 
Museum will have a fine copy of it 
at far less than a king's ransom. 

After the Museum there are the 
establishments of "Manassas," 
"The Downeast Gourmet," and 
"Macbeans." For the popular 
music scene, "Manassas" offers 
the best selection nearby, and for 
the pop discophile, it may be the 
answer to the Bowdoin Christmas 
shopper's prayer. Also in 
"Manassas" is a creditable array of 
plastic models — ships, cars, 
planes, and aero-space craft for 
the manually dexterous and down- 
right patient. 

Though it would probably be 
difficult to transport cross-country 
a loaf of bread or thou, wine might 
be the thing to win the favor of a 
demanding uncle or aunt. The 
"Downeast Gourmet" stocks a 
good selection along with other 
non-perishable tasties that could 
easily serve in stockings, fruit 
bowls, or relish trays. "Tess's 
Market" on upper Pleasant Street 
also demands the oenophile's 
attention. The stock is impressive 
and an ingratiating student might 
even be allowed to do a little taste- 

"Macbeans," of course, needs 
little mention here. Its classical 
music selection is excellent, and 
the Christmas shopper will be 
hard-pressed to find even an 
obscure recording for a serious 
listener. Macbeans, moreover, 
offers a good deal of large coffee- 
table, color plate books, hard- 
bound bestsellers, as well as the 
blue prints to the Enterprise and 
the Death Star, for unregenerate 
Sci-Fi freaks. 

One of the greatest delights of 
Christmas shopping in Brunswick, 
however, is the "Red Brick House" 
on upper Pleasant Street, right 
next to St. John's School. The 
"Red Brick House" is a complex of 
small stores in, predictably, a red 
brick house. An architectural firm 
has its headquarters there as well 
as a jeweler, but there are three 
stores which -purvey a wealth of 
rather novel sundries and which 
are a must for students looking for 
unusual, out-of-the-way gifts for 

Even if young relatives do not 
enter in to a Christmas list, go to 
"Ask Your Mother" anyway. It is a 
toy store that will bring a tear to 

the eye of any sentimental fool and 
will enchant adults for hours. Most 
of the toys are very simple: 
blocky, heavy wooden airplanes, 
Corgi miniatures, and Leggo-like 
items. It seems as if there is a 
philosophy at work in "Ask Your 
Mother": the imagination is left 
out of the toy and in the mind of 
the child. The most sophisticated 
device, it seems, hardly requires a 
battery. There are no dolls that 
tap-dance, wet, and sing 
simultaneously. There are no guns 
or electric race-tracks. But there 
are simple, loveable toys, and 
scads of them. Especially 
fascinating are the many stuffed 
animals and dolls. In one corner of 
"Ask Your Mother," a menagerie 
of roly-poly monkeys, tigers, and 
lions has been arranged, all behind 
a fanciful wooden cage. 

A walk past the doll-houses, 
animals, and blocks, is the newly- 
opened "Paper Works." The 
straightforward name, hardly 
conveys the niftiness of this store, 
which is dedicated to greeting 
cards, posters, writing im- 
plements, and all paper-related 
materials. In "Paper Works," a 
store with white-washed walls and 
brilliant klieg lights, the 
Christmas shopper will find first 
quality greeting cards carrying 
famous works of art, pens and inks 
for calligraphy, window 
decorations, a few cute articles 
like jig-saw puzzles and canvas 
tote-bags, and a fine selection of 
art posters, very suitable for 
giving and framing. If the student 
is looking for a visual feast, he will 
find it at "Paper Works." 

And from the remote regions of 
Bolivia and Peru comes clothing 
made of Alpaca, the long silky 
wool of a sort of llama, in "Linekin 
Bay Fabrics." Another part of the 
Red Brick House, "Linekin Bay" 
offers a small but beautiful 
selection of clothing, mostly 
women's, in Alpaca, wool, silk, 
and cotton. All the clothing is 
hand-made and dyed, and is 
designed by Robin Whitten of 
Portland, Maine. While dresses 
and other large articles might be 
out of reach as far as price goes for 
the hurried student, there are 
warm, colorful scarves and 
shawls, and handsome ties (the 
eternal Christmas present for 
Dad), all well worth inspection. 

Bah, humbug, you say? Well, 
Scrooge's heart would melt if he 
knew how easy it is to get nice 
Christmas gifts in town. Come to 
think of it, wasn't that part of his 

Only twenty-one more Bowdoin shopping days until Christmas. 

FRL, DEC. 2, 1977 



Students deck halls of M.U. 


As logs crackled and burned in 
the fireplace, students gathered in 
the Main Lounge of the Moulton 
Union for the annual Christmas 
decoration party this Wednesday 
evening. Mounds of pine branches, 
boxes of bulbs, and bags of tinsel 
were all on hand in ample supply 
for the festivities. 

Students busied themselves 
wedging boughs in every con- 
ceivable corner. The two statues 
in the entrance of the Union, the 
fire extinguisher near the Lan- 
caster Lounge, and the end tables 
in the Donors Lounge received the 
loving attention of those in the 
first flush of Christmas cheer. 

A twelve-foot tree stood beside 
the fireplace, and as the party 
progressed, students clothed its 
branches with tinsel and assorted 
glass bulbs. In one corner of the 
Main Lounge, Messrs. Warren and 
Garfield supervised the making of 
an enormous Christmas wreath, 
eventually destined to be placed 
above the mantel of the fireplace 
around the Bowdoin seal. All the 
while, hot chocolate steamed from 
a large container for the com- 
pany's refreshment, and the 
Christmas cookies soon dwindled 
as students gulped, nibbled, and 
decorated. "You can't have any hot 
chocolate," said one, "without 
putting in some work." So the 
casual observers took off their 
jackets, rolled up their sleeves and 
grabbed handfuls of tinsel and 

In the hallway of the Union, 
students were setting up a ladder 

to replace the white bulbs with 
reds and blues and sticking 
smaller pine fronds between the 

The "Coventry Carol," "Hark 
the Herald Angels Sing," and 
"Good King Wenceslas," filtered 
through the Lounge from the 
balcony above. Some were 
humming the tunes while they 
placed the decorations around the 
room. The wood paneling picked 
up the glow of the chamber, and as 
students excused themselves or 
quietly departed, they passed 
those happy few in the television 
room watching Rudolph the Red- 
nosed Reindeer. 

Think-tank snares Riley 

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Professor Matilda White Riley 
has been named a 1978-79 Fellow 
at the Center for Advanced Study 
in the Behavioral Sciences. 
Overlooking the Stanford 
University campus in Palo Alto, 
California, the Center was 
established in 1954 by the Ford 
Foundation to support original 
work by outstanding scientists in 
search of "principles which govern 
human behavior." 

In more recent times, the 
Center has encouraged in- 
terdisciplinary teams and during 
the next academic year Dr. Riley 
will head a group of scholars 

drawn from the fields of sociology, 
anthropology, psychology, 
psychiatry and biology, whose 
work converges on theoretical and 
empirical problems related to 
aging, social change and the age 
structure of the population. The 
Center is an international in- 
stitution and Fellows are elected 
by the Trustees, all of whom are 
themselves distinguished scholars. 
Dr. Riley, who is Fayerweather 
Professor of Political Economy and 
Sociology at Bowdoin, will be on 
academic leave from the College 
during her year-long appointment 
at the Center. 

Government students debate Palestinian homeland issue 


Does the Palestinian state mean 
the annihilation of Israel? 

This proposition was the central 
question of the Gov. 41 debate on 
the Palestinian issue as put forth 
by Government professor and co- 
mediator Alan Springer in his 
opening remarks. The discussion 
was held Wednesday night in the 
Daggett Lounge before an 
audience of about 50. 

The purpose of the discussion, 
according to professor of the 
.course and co-mediator Eric 
Hooglund, was "educational. The 
debate (presented) the moderate 
viewpoints of both sides, neither 
of which are even known in this 
country." Hooglund also pointed 
out that the idea of the public 
debate emanated from the 

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opening statement by giving the 
background to the course, pointing 
out that all members of the panel 
had previously argued both sides 
of the matter in class. The 
professor then proceeded to give 
the history of the conflict between 
the Israelis and the Palestinians. 

The students were divided with 
five on the Israeli side and six on 
the Palestinian. After each of the 
panelists gave a brief opening 
statement, questions were taken 
from the audience. Debate 
throughout was marked by sharp 
exchanges as the students argued 
four central points of the over-all 

Alfie Himmelrich 78, the 
chairman for the Israeli side, 
opened the discussion by bringing 
up the subject of factions within 
Israel. He then proceeded to state 
the moderate's views and outlined 
the four major points of debate: 
the historical right of the Israelis 
to the area in question, the 
legitimacy of the Palestinian 
cause, the case for the West Bank, 
and the Palestinian national 

Chairman for the Palestinians, 
Mark Brooks 78, then delivered 
his opening remarks. Brooks 
claimed that "the Palestinian view 
has not been perceived with 
justice," while calling for them to 
have a "just and proper place in 

the world." 

Mary Tydings 78 represented 
the Palestinians and Jim Vogel 78 
the Israelis on the historical issue. 
Tydings talked of the 700,000 
Palestinian Arabs driven from 
their homeland by the Zionists 
calling the Palestinians "a people 
uprooted and deprived." Vogel 
responded by saying that since the 
time of Abraham, the Israelis 
occupied the land. He also claimed 
that "Palestine has never been an 
independent state." 

The legitimacy of the 
Palestinian cause was argued by 
Cathy Frieder '80 for the Israelis 
and Tydings, who read a prepared 
statement by the absent Linda 
Gregus 78. Frieder claimed that 
the Israelis are willing to 
negotiate, but not with the P.L.O. 
(Palestine Liberation 
Organization). She called the 
group "nothing but a ruthless mob 
and should be treated as such." 
Tydings stated that all the 
Palestinians seek is self- 
determination, a right granted to 
them 30 years ago. 

John Hague '80 and Scott 
Perper 78 tackled the issue of the 
West Bank. Hague argued that 
"the Palestinians are being 
politically repressed and 
economically exploited" there. He 
also told of those who were chased 
away from the West Bank by the 


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Zionists, leaving powerless those 
who remained. Perper countered 
saying that, "Israel has the right 
to guarantee their own security." 

The final major area touched on 
by both sides in the opening 
statements was that of the 
Palestinian covenant. Jed West 
78, reading the absent Marcia 
Hochman's 78 statement, stated 
that the P.L.O. "calls for the 
destruction of the state of Israel." 
Jay Pensavalle 77 disagreed, 
claiming that the Israelis "are 
taking certain clauses out of 
context." He went on to say that 
the Israeli government has not 
only forbidden the Palestinians to 
have political parties, but also 

Lisa De Young 78 made the 
final opening statement ad- 
dressing herself to the relationship 
between Palestinians and the rest 
of the Arab world. De Young 
claimed that they feel a "distinct 
nationality" and do not wish to be 
part of the Arab world "any more 
than Americans would want to be 
part of Mexico." 

Committee tries 

to standardize 
tailored majors 

((iontiiuu-d from page I) 
feedback," commented Cathy 
Frieder '80, a student 
representative to the Committee. 
Members of the Committee hope 
to present a set of guidelines to the 
faculty by early spring, so they are 
available for sophomores who 
must declare their major next 

According to Cynthia McFadden 
78, another student member of 
CEP, there are three major points 
that will be discussed in a working 
draft of the Committee's proposal. 
The areas of agreement seem to 
be, that each student proposal 
must be sponsored by at least two 
faculty members, the proposal 
must be submitted before the end 
of sophomore year, and the 
proposal must be in writing. 

McFadden sees student 
designed majors as an opportunity 
for students to, "think through 
what the rationale is for their 
major course selection." Udell 
agrees. "There is a certain sense of 
accomplishment," he contends. 

There is some concern that a 
large number of students might 
choose the new option if it is 
formalized. Nyhus is concerned 
that it will cause "a very real 
demand on faculty time." 
However, there is no way of 
knowing how many students 
might choose to design their own 
major. At Brown University, 
aproximately 10 percent of the 
undergraduate body lakes ad- 
vantage of the option. 



FRL, DEC. 2, 1977 

Alumnus reads 

of autobiographical poems 


In a frigid Daggett Lounge. 
Willis R. Barnstone '48, Professor 
of Comparative Literature at 
Indiana University, read selec- 
tions of his poetry to a small but 
appreciative audience this 
Wednesday afternoon. 

Barnstone, an Orientalist who 
has traveled widely in the People's 
Republic of China, drew prin- 
cipally from two of his works: 
China Poems and Stickball on 88th 

Professor Barnstone, who would 
pass for a thirty-five year old sales 
executive in his suit, pin-striped 
shirt, and tie, read a high, often 
nasal voice. All of his poems were 
autobiographical. They either 
recounted his adventures in China 
or growing up in New York City 
during the Thirties and Forties. 

Though autobiographical poetry 
is often inaccessible to anyone but 
the poet, Barnstone's works were 
characterized by simple, 
straightforward words, few 
elaborate allusions, and a usually 
chronological sequence of events. 
The selections seemed to be poetic 
short stories, unrhymed and 

Between readings, Professor 
Barnstone talked about China, 
New York, and Bowdoin. He 
recalled how he first began to 
write poetry. Late one night in his 
senior year, he woke up, wrote a 
poem, returned to sleep, and then 
again awakened to write another. 
From then on he was drawn into 
poetry by his interest and the 
encouragement of some members 
of the Bowdoin faculty. 

The readings from China Poems 
were Barnstone's best. With the 
exception of "Hotel Room" in 
which the poet tells of a recurrent 
dream concerning his late father, 
Barnstone's poems were usually 
unpsychological, descriptive, and 
story -I ike. 

"After Midnight in the Streets 
of Peking" and "The Cave of the 
Peking Man" were two of the more 
notable poems' Barnstone read. 
The China Poems selections 
seemed to treat the themes of life 
ignorant of death; sleep, and 
discovery. One of the refreshing 
aspects of Barnstone's poems was 
that he treated all his experiences 
with fascination and wonder. 
Nothing was tired, worn, or jaded: 
neither China nor New York; 
n either life nor death. Professor 

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Barnstone even seemed to treat 
his father's suicide in like manner. 
The poems dealing with the 
subject of his father and of death 
express grief and remorse, but 
never despair. The poet gave clear 
indication that his mother and 
father, his cousin, Bessy, and 
others, live on in his memory and 
in his poems. 

While the readings from China 
Poems were scattered selections, 
almost anecdotes of that country, 
those from Stickball on 88th Street 
were designed by Professor 
Barnstone as chronological ac- 
counts of his life in New York City. 
Some of the topics included 
playing marbles in the streets, 
roller skating, Boy Scouting, 
discovering sex, vacations in 
Maine, and college life. 

The charm of the Stickball 
poems was that they were read 
aloud and not left on paper, where 
they would not have had the same 
effect or sustaining artistry. They 
were, in effect, tales of 
Manhattan, told by a man with 
imagination and compassion. As 
stories, the Stickball selections, 
unlike the China Poems, at- 
tempted to deal with the 
psychology of the poet, from child 
to adult. 

Barnstone noted that ideally the 
reader's tone of voice should 
change as time advances through 
the Stickball poems. While the 
poet's voice did not change, the 
imagery became more elaborate 
and complex as accounts changed 
from boy to man. "Marbles," a 

Panel explores Bakke case 

Willis R. Barnstone '48 

poem early in the book, simply 
tells how city children would play 
the game in the midst of traffic, 
the language in "Marbles" is 
simple and awkward, while in a 
later poem, "Mother," the 
allusions and imagery are more 
frequent. The poet is older and the 
situation more serious: he is 
taking his mother to a hospital 
operation from which she will 
never recover. 

Professor Barnstone is the 
author of many books and 
publications, including tran- 
slations of the poems of Mao-Tse 
Tung and St. John of the Cross. 
He received his M.A. from 
Columbia and his doctorate from 
Yale University. 

(Continued from page 1) 

Gordon supported Whiteside 
saying that "she did not believe 
Americans have equal access to 
education." Both of these 
statements met with approval 
from the audience. 

Making "an impassioned plea," 
Professor of Sociology Craig 
McEwen stated that since there 
are legal precedents for both 
sides, the decision is one of "social 
policy, and on this ground, I 
believe Bakke should lose the 
case." McEwen went on to say 
that chances are five to one in 
favor of one of his sons getting into 
med school over a black. The only 
solution, he said, was to decrease 
his son's chances and increase 
those of the black's. 

The final two panelists, Profesor 
of Philosophy Edward Pols and the 
Director of the Afro-Am John 
Walter, treated the issue quite 
differently from the rest. Pols 
chose to "ignore the question of 
whether Bakke is right or not," 
but decided instead to put forth 
the propositon that "legality 
should coincide with morality." 
Walter chose to personally attack 
Bakke claiming that his 
qualifications are "inferior" while 
declaring that "he amuses me." 

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"The Uncensored Songs of 
Soviet Balladeers" will be the 
subject of a lecture Thursday 
night at 7:30 in the Daggett 
Lounge by Dr. Gene Sosin, 
Director of Program Planning 
at Radio Free Europe-Radio 
^Liberty in New York. 

After the prepared statements, 
discussion was thrown open with 
audience participation requested. 
The great majority of the 
questions were directed to 
Professor Walter although 
Professor Morgan was asked to 
predict the Supreme Court's 
decision among other legal 

When one student objected to 
Walter's statement that Davis had 
not used quotas, the only major 
debate of the evening commenced. 
Scheid defended Walter saying 
that he would "rather use the 
word 'target." Whiteside 
disagreed saying that it was 
perhaps "more than a target',' 
while using as evidence the fact 
that Davis had designated exactly 
84 spots for white students and 16 
for blacks. McEwen had the last 
word stating the fact that "the 
target was not always met." 

Student opinion on the whole 
was favorable although many 
students questioned objected to 
Professor Walter's direct insults 
to members of the audience. Emily 
Dickenson's '81 comment was 
typical of student reaction, "I 
thought it was interesting 
although I would have liked more 
dialogue between the faculty." 

There will be two showings^ 
of the movie "That's En- 
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by the Bowdoin Film Society 
Saturday night. Admission is 
$1 or a Bowdoin ID to the 7:00 
and 9:30 screenings. 


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Women's Swimming 

Coach Butt, who also handles 
women's swimming, is not overly 
optimistic about the mermaids this 
season. Butt points to the im- 
proved schedule, the addition of 
Boston University and Williams, 
and the absence of freestyler Mary 
Washburn who is spending her 
junior year abroad. 

Bright spots this season will be 
junior Matilda McQuaid in the 
butterfly and sophomore Anne 
Dreesen in the backstroke. Both 
women held five individual 
Bowdoin records. Also returning 
are diver Karen Brodie. who 
placed seventh in the New 
Cnglands last season, co-captains 
Linda McGorrill and Nancy 

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informal hour on Bermuda on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1 1 . at 3:30 
p.m. in the downstairs Lion's Den of the Bowdoin Steak House, 
115 Maine St., Brunswick. 

Clint Hagan, vice president of the Stowe Travel Agency, will 
personally host the program which will feature a film on Ber- 
muda, door prizes, Bermuda Week brochures, maps, posters 
and other informational materials on Bermuda. 

Clint, who has planned many large Bowdoin Bermuda Week 
groups in the past, will explain how you can now plan your own 
"College Week" in Bermuda, by simply using the hotels and 
guest houses with special, low student rates on the dates YOU 
prefer. Mark Royall will show a new Bermuda film which has just 
been released by the Bermuda tourist office. 

Come join us for an hour at the Bowdoin to learn more about 
Bermuda's "Spring Thing'' — College Weeks in Bermuda — all 
this and more with the compliments of Stowe Travel. Mark the 
date and time now on your calendar — Sunday, December 1 1 , at 
3:30 p.m. at the Bowdoin. See you there! 


Visit or phone — 725-5573 

9 Pleasant Street Brunswick, Maine 

"Serving Bowdoin students and faculty since 1950" 

Mark Royall of Brunswick, the Bowdoins official projectionist, 
will show s new colored sound film on Bermuda produced by 
the Bermuda Tourist office, and in behalf of Stowe Travel, Bruce 
A. Miller '81 will be the official greeter for Stowe's afternoon 
program on College Week in Bermuda. 



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The women open their season at 
Amherst, a week from tomorrow. 

Women's Basketball 

Following up on a 10-3 season is 
not always the easiest thing in the 
world but that is the task that 
Coach Dick Mersereau and his 
team find waiting for them this 
year. However, Mersereau's crew 
is not exactly unprepared for the 

Back this year is junior Nancy 
Brinkman who holds 18 Bowdoin 
basketball records. Brinkman 
averaged around 13 points and 13 
rebounds per game last year and 
Mersereau anticipates that she 
will team nicely with freshman 
Barbara Krause in the frontcourt 
to give the Polar Bears a potent 
forward line. 

Senior guard Iris Davis, a field 
hockey standout will once again 
run the offense and will be joined 
by^another senior, Sue Brown in 
the backcourt. 

Other returning lettermen are 
senior Diana Schlaikjer. junior 
Nancy Norman, and sophomore 
Leslie White. The large roster 
presently includes 22 women, 
many from the lower classes who 
should improve as the season 
progresses to give the team added 


Bowdoin wrestling has fallen on 
hard times in recent seasons as 
evidenced by a combined record of 
five wins, thirty losses, and one tie 
over the past three years including 
a 0-10 slate last season. 

Despite this rather sobering 
news there are bright spots for the 
grapplers. Once they return from 
a semester in Europe, junior co- 
captains Tom Gamper and Dave 
Pitts will add tremendous ex- 
perience and leadership to this 
young squad. The other returning 
letter winners are junior John 
Renzulli and sophomores Art 
Merriman, Andy Goldberg, and 
Tom Kaplan. 

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Fasulo leads 

Basketball appears strong 


Typically the "Avis" of Bowdoin 
winter sports, Polar Bear 
basketball is quickly on the road to 
altering its image. Returning from 
a dismal 4-15 season in 1975-76, 
little in the way of success was 
expected from last year's squad. 
But the hoopsters rallied back to a 
highly successful 11-7 record 
highlighted by an incredihle finale 
in which the Bears upset a highly- 
rated Brandeis team by one point. 

More in the way of success is 
anticipated this year by Maine 
State Coac,b of the Year Ray 
Bicknell. He envisions a season 
that is dependent on two 
variables: "If we develop a win- 
ning attitude and combine it with a 
willingness to work on the part of 
our veterans, we'll be in good 
shape." If the early returns are 

Seniors Paul Hess and Gregg 

any indication, Coach Bicknell is 
surely correct. 

Fasulo Heads Veterans 

The Polar Bears were hurt by 
last year's graduation in talent but 
not in numbers. Guard Tim Casey 
and Center Jim Small have gone 
on to better things, but returning 
are eight experienced lettermen. 

Topping the list is the only 
household name in Bowdoin 
basketball, captain Gregg Fasulo. 
"Fuzzy" has been a starter since 
freshman year, and should wind 
up the season holding most 
Bowdoin career hoop records. As a 
junior, he scored at a 22.8 points 
per game clip and was named to 
the Division III All-America team. 

Fasulo will play forward op- 
posite junior Mark Kralian (8.8 
points), a two-year letterman. At 
center will be highly touted 6'6" 
Skip Knight, a sophomore who 
saw both varsity and J V action 
last year. 

Starting at guard will be steady 
senior Dick Batchelder, the floor 
leader, and freshman Mike Mc- 
Cormack, who wowed the fans at 
recent preseason scrimmages with 
his flashy moves. 

Depth will be a definite plus for 
the Bears this year, more so than 
in years past. In the frontcourt, 
Fasulo and Kralian will be backed 
up by seniors Paul Hess (9.3 
scoring average) and John Finik, 
as well as sophomore Rich 
Anicetti, a standout forward on 
last year's JV. Junior Ted Higgins 
will see much action backing up 
Knight at center. 

At guard, the best news is that 
senior Adam Kubley has returned 
from a thumb injury and should 
make up for some of the quickness 
and spunk that left with Casey. 
Senior John Casey and junior Rick 
Gallerani, both of whom made 
important contributions last year, 
are expected to challenge for 
starting spots. 

Offense and defense 

From a strategic standpoint, 
Coach Bicknell will employ a 
"motion" offense, which is based 
on players setting picks to free one 
man, ideally Fasulo, for an open 
shot. Defensively, Bowdoin will 
stick with its tried-and-true man- 
to-man style, while implementing 
an occasional zone. "We'll also take 
advantage of our quickness this 
year by using the press a great 
deal," said Bicknell. 

The Bears will be on the road 
tonight with they meet Coast 
Guard and either Massachusetts 
Maritime or Connecticut College in 
the Whaler city tournament. 
Bicknell explained that he will 
place special emphasis on what he 
terms "defensive concentration," 
which he found lacking in last 
weekend's scrimmages. "When we 
meet a highly disciplined team 
such as Coast Guard, defense will 
be a key. As long as we can con- 
centrate our efforts on a strong 
defensive game, we can remain in 
control." — ~ 

Remember that the Bears' first' 
home game will be against Babson 
on Friday December 9th at 4:00 
p.m. in Morrell Gym. 

Bowdoin winter sports previews 


The Polar Bear men's squash 
team opens its season today when 
they meet the junior varsity team 
from Harvard at Cambridge. 
Under the direction of veteran 
coach Ed Reid the squad will play 
an eleven event schedule 
culminating with the Nationals at 
Princeton in early March. 

There are five returning let- 
termen this year who should form 
the nucleus for the team. Senior 
captain Abbott Sprague, a double 
letter winner, will lead the team 
along with another senior three-' 
letter man, Bob Bachelder. The 
other three-lettermen include 
senior Paul Parsons and 
sophomores Ben Walker and Tom 

Coach Reid feels that "the team 
is in better shape physically than 
ever before" and anticipates what 
he says will be an "interesting" 

The fact that the team will be 
playing with a different type of 
ball than in past years may effect 
their fortunes this year. According 
to Reid the new White Dot 70-Plus 
ball is "more like the English ball 
because it is smaller, softer, and 
limits the game as to the types of 

shots that work. Lobs, drop shots, 
and the ability to get the ball 
behind the opponent will be im- 
portant with this ball.'i Reid 
believes that the new ball will end 
the days of the hard hitter and 
introduce a greater finesse to the 

Men's Swimming 

"I'd say that we have no chance 
against four of our opponents. To 
go 50 per cent, we will have to 
swim very well." 

These are the none too op- 
timistic words of swimming coach 
Charlie Butt as he looked forward 
to the upcoming season. Actually. 
Butt's pessimism may be un- 
warranted as this year finds him 
with five swimmers who last year 
were recognized as College 
Division All American swimmers, 
senioK co-captains" Ted Dierker 
and M;ke LePage and juniors Jeff 
Cherr^rfirkm Connolly and Bob 
Pelligrino. Pelligrino, who was 
also an Ail-American as a fresh- 
man, owns Polar Bear marks for 
the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke. 
Connolly is the Bowdoin record 
holder for the 1650-yard freestyle. 
All five Ail-Americans have had a 
hand in numerous record setting 
relay teams. 

Also on the roster, which .in- 

cludes 13 lettermen from last year 
is Steve Santangelo who holds the 
Bowdoin record for one meter 
diving and five returning 
sophomore lettermen. Bob 
Hoedemaker, Bob Naylor, Mark 
Nelson, Charlie Nussbaum, and 
Jim Salt/man. 

The schedule this year is as 
competitive as in the past. The 
swimmers will face such op- 
ponents as Springfield 
(tomorrow), Connecticut, and New 
Hampshire before competing in 
the New Englands and NCAA's 
during March. 

(Continued on page 7) 

Hockey season is once again upon us. The 1977-78 Polar Bears 
tonight at Lowell. 

Hockey features youth 
and unyielding defense 


Bowdoin College hockey is about 
to begin another season. The one 
thing that sets this season apart 
from others is that the Polar Bears 
are not one of the preseason 
favorites for the ECAC Division II 
title. Thanks to the loss of 14 
lettermen, many people have 
termed this year one of transition 
and rebuilding. But under the 
guidance of veteran coach Sid 
Watson there is no telling what 
might happen between now and 

Most sorely missed will be Alan 
Quinlan, holder of six Polar Bear 
hockey records. His place on the 
first line next to co-captains Paul 
Sylvester and Dave Leonardo will 
be filled by sophomore Mike 
Carman. Sylvester and Leonardo 
have each received two varsity 
letters and scored 22 and 16 goals 

Other returning veterans can be 
found at goalie led by junior Rob 
Menzies, the most valuable player 
in the Division II playoffs in 1976 
as a freshman. Other goalies are 
senior Dave Regan, junior Steve 
Rose, and sophomore John Bell. 

At the forward spots, Bob 
Devaney returns after scoring 10 
goals last season, six of which 
came in short-handed situations. 
Steve Nesbitt, Scott Corwin, and 
George Chase will also lend of- 
fensive firepower and experience 
to Coach Watson's squad. 

Polar Bear sports week 






Dec 2 

JV Hockey 

Boston U. 


3:00 p.m. 

Men's Squash 

Harvard JV 


4:00 p.m. 




7:30 p.m. 

Men's Basketball 


at New London 

Dec 3 

Men's Basketball 


at New London 

Men's Squash 


at Harvard 

9:00 a.m. 

Men's Swimming 



1:00 p.m. 

Women's Basketball 



2:30 p.m. 

Men's Track 



1:00 p.m. 

Women's Track 



1:00 p.m. 


Wealeyan, MIT, West MIT 

2:00 p.m. 


Boston State 


4:00 p.m. 

Dec. 7 


New Hampshire 


3:00 p.m. 

Men's Squash 



3:00 p.m. 

JV Men's Basketball 

Exeter Academy 


3:30 p.m. 

J V Hockey 

Exeter Academy 


3:30 p m. 


Man's Basketball 

Worcester Tech 


7:30 p.mj 

Only three defensive lettermen 
return this year and the Bears will 
miss the steady play of the 
departed Doug D'Ewart and the 
flashy play of Steve Counihan, 
Gerry Ciarcia, who started last 
year plus Bill McNamara and Mark 
Pletts return to take charge of 
keeping the opposition away from 
the Bowdoin net. 

Up from last year's 12-3-1 junior 
varsity team are leading scorer 
Roger Elliott and other high 
scorers Dave Boucher, Andy 
Minich, Steve Dempsey, and Paul 

Coach Watson's primary con- 
cern this year is the offense. "We 
need to develop more scoring 
punch. We may be forced to use 
only three lines instead of the four 
we have been playing in recent 
years." Watson jokingly adds that 
he may have to start coaching 
again, owing to the lack of varsity 
experience that is characteristic of 
this year's squad. 

The schedule looks similar to 
those of past years with the 
opener tonight at Lowell, the team 
that upset the Polar Bears in the 
opening round of last year's 
playoffs by the score of 4-2. 
Merrimack, Middlebury, Salen 
State, and AIC appear to be th 
toughest Division II teams on the 
schedule. National power New 
Hampshire will be by far and away 
the strongest foe the skaters will 
face this year. The fact that the 
game will be played on UNH home 
ice in Durham will not make 
matters any easier. 

Also on tap will be a tour- 
nament to be played in the 
Cumberland County Civic Center, 
on January 4 & 5. In the opening 
round Colby will face University of 
Maine at Orono and Bowdoin will 
go against Princeton. 

All and all, it looks like an in- 
teresting year for Bowdoin 
hockey; one which should be full of 
some old faces, many new ones, 
and perhaps a surprise or two 
along the way. 






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Admissions office 
posts next year's 

Early Decision 


One hundred and twenty seven 
high school seniors have gained 
admission to Bowdoin College 
from a pool of Early Decision 

According to Director of Ad- 
missions William Mason, the 
Admissions Committee was just 
"skimming the cream of the crop," 
in its deliberations of the past few 
weeks. The vast majority of those 
not accepted under the Early 
Decision plan had their decisions 
deferred to the spring reading of 

The first members of the 
Bowdoin Class of 1982 were 
selected from an Early Decision 
pool of 544 students, an increase of 
17 percent over last year. Only 465 
high school seniors competed for 
137 Early decision spots in the 
Class of 1981. 

The ratio of male to female 
applicants was exactly the same as 
last year - 55 percent to 45 
percent. However, 67 women and 
60 men were admitted under the 
"sex-blind" guidelines that were 
approved this year. 

Mason does not believe that the 
Class of 1982 will ultimately have 
more women than men. "Early 
Decision is not indicative of what 
is going to happen in the spring," 
he said. Although it is 
theoretically possible to admit 
more women than men under the 
new admissions guidelines, it is 
"highly unlikely," acording to 
Mason. "We just had a few better 
women in the Early Decision 
pool," he elaborated. 

Efforts to attract more qualified 
blacks to Bowdoin apparently 
were successful in the Early 
Decision class. Although ap- 
proximately the same number of 
black high school senior applied to 
the College this year as last, four 
students were accepted. 'That is 
as high a number as we've ever 

(Continued on page 3) 

Bowdoin 's tuition to soar 
on approval of G-boards 

Director of Admissions William Mason announced this week the 
one hundred and twenty-seven applicants accepted under early 
admission. O rient/Rosen 

CEP nails advising system, 
favors a major in Russian 


The present advising system is a 
failure, according to members of 
the Curriculum and Educational 
Policy Committee (CEP). 

Just how to improve it was the 
primary concern of the committee 
in its meeting, the last of the 
semester, on Monday. The 13-man 
committee also tackled the 
question of whether to give the 
Russian department an in- 
dependent major. 

» . ... 


There was/an apparent con- 

sensus on both topics: the advising 
system is in sore need of reforms 
and the Russian department 
should be granted a major of its 

While a final decision was made 
on the advising controversy, even 
after a 45- minute discussion, there 
was no final judgement passed on 
the Russian major proposal. 
According to Professor of Music 
Robert Beckwith, "I think 
essentially their proposal is sound. 
They just have to clarify it more 

(Continued on |>.ik«' -) 


Tuition at Bowdoin College will 
skyrocket to $4,600 and there will 
be an average increase in wages 
and salaries paid by the College of 
six percent resulting in a deficit of 
$621,000, if recommendations 
made by the Policy Committee of 
the Governing Boards last week 
are approved by the full Board 
next month. 

Highest increase 

The Committee also approved 
$100 increases for both the room 
and board bills of the College to 
bring the total increase to $700, 
nearly a twelve percent increase. 
The increase is the highest of 
those projected by other small 
private colleges in New England. 
According to figures supplied by 
Wolcott A. Hokanson Jr., Vice 
President of Administration and 
Finance, only Wesleyan and 
Williams come close, each with 
$500 increases. 

Hokanson believes the tuition 
hike is necessary to keep the 
College out of dire economic 
vstraights. "We are trying to keep 
the place financially viable," he 

Tuition's role 

According to the third draft of 
the operating budget for 1978-79. 
tuition and fees will contribute 
nearly 59 percent of the general 
revenues of the College, one of the 
highest figures in recent memory. 
Bowdoin's endowment has become 
a progressively smaller portion of 

Indecision bugs housing plans 



Dissatisfaction with freshmen 
triples and cancellation of plans to 
study away have plagued the 
administration with housing 
problems for next semester, ac- 
cording to Assistant Dean of 
Students Sallie Glmore. 

Gilmore has also received 
numerous requests from freshmen 

for housing reassignments because 
of conflicts with their present 

Canceling out 

Part of the housing problem is 
with students who were planning 
to study away next semester, but 
have canceled out at the last 
moment. Also many students who 
were scheduled to take the entire 
year off have elected to come back 
for the spring term. 

These last minute complications 
have made the task of spring 
housing very difficult for Gilmore. 
The Dean said that she is usually 
not told of the housing intentions 
of students studying abroad soon 

When assigning housing, rooms 
must be left open for the students 

who have not told the Dean's office 
whether they are living on or off 
campus. If the student then 
decides to live off campus or in a 
fraternity, the college is left with a 
open room which it could have 
assigned earlier. 
Gilmore points out the ad 


the operating revenue, due to the 
expansion in the size of the 
student body in the early 
seventies and the poor per- 
formance of some of the stocks 
owned by the College. 

Hokanson does not believe that 
Bowdoin is pricing itself out of the 
market. "The increases in tuition 
in recent years have been less than 
increases in personal income," he 
pointed out. Personal income has 
increased in New England, the 
home of most Bowdoin students, 
as well as the country as a whole. 

If the tuition hike is approved, it 
will result in a $1,600 increase 
over the past four years, a hike of 
over 50 percent for the same 

Rising expectations 

Although Hokanson does not see 
any problem in recruiting high 
quality students with a constantly 
rising tuition rate, Monday's New 
York Times indicates that 
potential students are becoming 
choosier about the return on their 
investment for education. "In- 
creased consumer consciousness 
and higher costs have raised 
students' expectations about what 
they are receiving for their 
tuition, especially at expensive 
private institutions," it says. 

The Policy Committee voted to 
give an average raise in wages and 
salaries of six percent, overruling 
a suggestion by Hokanson that a 
five percent raise be granted. The 
raise is an average figure; not all 
College employees will receive the 
full six percent. 

Bowdoin's chapter of the 
American Association of 
University Professors had 
requested an average increase of 
nine percent to cover both the cost 
of living and a merit increase. 
Their proposal was rejected in 
favor of the average increase of six 
percent, which will cover only the 
approximate rate of inflation. 

Closing the gap 
The raises will be granted to all 

Assistant Dean of Students Sallie Gilmore has the frustrating 
task of assigning housing to uncertain students. Orient/Yong. 


A centerspread on 
literary Bowdoin 
pages 6-7 

Frats rush children 
page 2 

A review of 
of Blue 

ROTC men 

page 5 

page 3 


All these books clad in black and red belong to Bowdoin's spe- 
cial collections. For details of their history and authors, see 
centerspread. Orient/Rosen. 






Fraternities play Santa for town children 

This is a child having fun at a fraternity Christmas party. Every 
year frats spread good cheer like this. Courtesy Zete Archives. 

Execs vote to hold meeting 
to discuss 'poor social life 9 


The Executive Board has 
scheduled a Sunday meeting with 
the Student Life Committee 
representatives, the Student 
Union Committee, the heads of 
White Key and the Dean of 
Students to discuss what members 
have termed "a poor social life" on 
the college campus. 

"I think it is really a problem 
and one that is easilv overlooked," 
said Ken Harvey 'HO, who brought 
the matter before the board. 
Terry Roberts '80 said that the 
activities now held were not ones 
at which students could meet each 

Lynne Harrigan 79 joined in 
the criticism of the social life. 
"This is the first year I have sat in 
my room on a weekend with 
nothing to do and that is really 
frightening," she echoed. 

Cathy Frieder '80 said that she 
felt the problem could be related 
to the new drinking age. 'Bowdoin 
could use a pub, but it is im- 
possible and we 'are feeling that 
void," she concluded. 

Honorary degree 
nominations due 
by December 22 

Would you like to nominate 
someone for an honorary 
Bowdoin degree? 

If so, the nomination must 
arrive at Vice President for 
Development Ring's office by 
December 22. Besides ac- 
complishment, one of the 
criteria for an award is a 
connection with Bowdoin or the 
state of Maine. Please send 
along biographical information 
about your candidate. These 
honorary degrees will be 
awarded at this year's Com- 

The Committee on Honors of 
the Governing Boards also 
invites nominatons for the 
Bowdoin Prize, awarded in the 
fall of 1978. In the words of the 
catalogue, the Bowdoin Prize is 
awarded "once in each five 
years to the graduate or former 
member of the College, or 
member of its faculty at the 
time of the award, who shall 
have made during the period 
the most distinctive con- 
tribution in any field of human 

Harvey agreed, but refused to 
place the entire blame on the new 
drinking age. "I don't think we can 
sit back and let the drinking age 
ruin the social life at Bowdoin," he 

The Student Life Committee 
was also criticized for not acting on 
subjects pertaining to the social 
life. "Maybe there is something 
wrong with that committee, 
because they should be discussing 
this and not us," explained 

Others looked towards changes 
in the college as the root of the 
problem. David Hooke '80 said 
that he felt the College had 
changed greatly in the last ten 
years, and that now the frater- 
nities are segregating the campus. 

In other business, the board 
accepted the resignation of Arona 
Luckerman '80 from the Executive 
Board. Her resignation will 
become effective following the 
meeting Sunday. She refused to 
disclose her motives until the 
Sunday meeting. 

Tuesday, March 14th, was set as 
the date for the spring Town 
Meet ing. Af ter a lengthy 
discussion, the place of the 
meeting still remained undecided. 

The Board was split between 
holding the meeting in the Morrell 
Gymnasium or in the Senior 
Center. Proponents of the gym 
claimed that the Board should not 
schedule it in a place that couldn't 
hold a sizable portion of the 

"How can we say that the Town 
Meeting is a democratic form of 
government when we exclude over 
half of the campus from it?" 
Harvey remarked. 

Opponents favored the Senior 
Center because "it provides a 
cozier atmosphere" and also 
because they feared a small turn- 
out in the gym would give a bad 

Reports on the progress on the 
articles of the Town Meeting were 
submitted. Silverstein told the 
group that the dinner hour at the 
Moulton Union had been changed 
from 4:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. 

Peter Richardson 79 was 
selected as Secretary-Treasurer to 
succeed Roberts '80, who told the 
Board she wished to go into other 

Arona Luckerman brought 
before the Board a discussion of 
the role of a Gay-Straight alliance 
on the College campus. The matter 
was not discussed at length, since 
no such organization has applied 
for a charter. 


Who throws the best parties on 
campus? -w. 

Each September, ten frater- 
nities compete for the best rushi 
with bluegrass bands, open bars 
and lobster dinners. 

But by December, a different 
kind of partying takes over. 
Christmas partying. 

And everyone knows Christmas 
is a special season that brings out 
the natural child in all of us. That's 
why annual fraternity Christmas 
parties for Brunswick school 
children are so popular. 

Sometime before reading period 
sets in, carloads of jubilant little 
kids from nearby gradeschools 
arrive at Bowdoin fraternities for 
an afternoon of carousing with the 
big kids. 

The scene usually goes like this: 
arrival is followed by a traditional 
house tour to get the children used 
to their new surroundings. (This is 
also the procedure at rush parties, 
except now the tours are given 
piggyback, with lots of giggling.! 

Before long, it's time for a game 
or two — usually hide and seek, 
snowball wars or tag. 

Some fraternities have 
discovered child labor, and put the 
kids to work decorating the 
Christmas tree, beguiling them 
into pretending they are Santa's 
elves. More often than not, the 

kids cannot reach the top branches 
of the trees, so someone big and 
tall has to put the star at the top. 

What would Christmas be 
without cookies? Enormous 
quantities of sugar cookies in the 
form of trees, bells, sleds and stars 
are consumed, as well as kool-aid, 
popcorn and candy canes. 
(Another difference from rush. 
There is no such thing as a keg of 

After snack-time, everyone 
settles down in front of the tree for 
some Christmas stories and maybe 
some presents. One house 
featured an elf in full costume who 
entranced wide-eyed urchins with 
tales of rowdy reindeer and 
talking Christmas trees. 

Before long, it's time for the 
kids to head for home, and mass 
confusion results from lost mittens 
and snow-boots. The kids all pile 
into cars, shouting goodbyes to 
their new friends, and ride home 
to tell mom and dad all about it. 

Mastermind of this tradition is 
Ann Pierson, Coordinator of 
Educational Programs and 
Placement and Volunteer Service 
Programs. From her office in Sills 
Hall, she assigns age groups to 
various fraternities, makes up lists 
of children and coordinates the 


Children who come to the 
parties are selected by their 
teachers, who try to give 
preference to those children who 
might not otherwise have an 
especially jubilant Christmas. 
Some 200 children and most 
fratenities participate. 

Besides being a time for college 
kids to mingle with town kids, the 
parties provide a break from the 
study blues, a chance to run wild 
around the Christmas tree, to sing 
carols, to play hide-and-seek in the 
snow and to share presents and 

A sophomore at one house 
described the parties as "wild." He 
continued: "those kids are in- 
credibly violent ... just excited 
about Christmas. We tried to rush 
them, but they weren't responsive 
at all." 

Although Bowdoin students 
may resent having to take time out 
from their precious pre-exam 
study hours, there is something to 
learn from the parties. Kids teach 
something we all too often forget 
— how important it is to play, to 
forget about books and to laugh. 

So if you're tempted to say, 
"Bah. humbug; Christmas is for 
kids," you're right. Christmas 
turns everyone into a kid. 

CEP works to improve advisor system 

(Continued from page I) 

and make it more like the 
statements (on departmental 
majors) in the catalogue." 

Attentive plan 

In a shorter debate, the com- 
mittee decided to cancel the ex- 
perimental plan initiated earlier in 
the semester of having mandatory 
meetings between fasulty and 
their advisees on James Bowdoin 
Day. In its place, the committee 
plans to set aside a day about six 
weeks into the academic year. 

Dean of the Faculty Alfred 
Fuchs believes that "tried again 
under circumstances which are 
more conducive," setting aside a 
day for mandatory consultations 
will work. Fuchs claims that the 
combination of James Bowdoin 
Day being on a Friday and classes 
being cancelled led many students 
to ignore the meetings in favor of a 
long week-end. 

Need for rapport 

Student representative Mary 
Lynn Augustoni '80 echoed Fuchs' 
belief in a "need for better rapport 
between advisors and students." 
Augustoni went on to say that she 
believed that James Bowdoin Day 
"was a little too early" because the 
freshmen had not yet settled in. 

Cathy Frieder '80 agreed with 
Augustoni on the need for a special 
meeting, but disagreed with her 
counterpart on the timing of the 
day. "Ideally, you should meet 
with your adviser when you get 
here and have a chance to develop 
a rapport"-." 

Beckwith was equally optimistic 
about the plan's eventually 
working out. "I think it's worth 
trying again, to see if we can iron 
out the wrinkles." He also thought 
that the fault lay with the timing. 
"Had it come two or three weeks 
later, it might have been more 


The discussion on the Russian 
major centered on whether there 
was enough breadth in the courses 
offered. Also discussed was 
whether the present policy of a 
minimum two-member depart- 
ment was sufficient for a major. 

Sufficiently qualified 

The committee on the whole 
agreed that the Russian depart 
ment was sufficiently qualified. As 
Fuchs put it, "it has enough 
variety (even) with (just) two 
faculty members." Presently; ' 
Russian can only be part of a joint 

According to Fuchs, next 
semester some of the topics for 
debate will include the question of 
an interdepartmental major and, if 
more faculty are added to the 
staff, "what the priorities will be 
in terms of the curricular goals of 
the College." 

Expressing concern for the declining social life at Bowdoin, the Executive Board has called 
together a consortium of interests to discuss the problem. The joint meeting will be held this 
Sunday. Orient/Yong. 

FRL, DEC. 9, 1977 



ROTC men finish officer training at UMO 

UMO cadets report after evading aggressors and reaching friendly lines on a fall field exercise. 
UMO also trains the remnant detachment of Bowdoin's ROTC program, which was terminated in 
June of 1976. UMO Military Department. 


Declining enrollments caused 
the "disestablishment" of the 
Bowdoin Army ROTC unit in 
June, 1976. As a result, the 
University of Maine at Orono's 
ROTC instructors last year 
completed the training of those of 
us still in the program. 

In the Operations subcourse we 
prepared "oporders." planning the 
defence of Bavaria against Soviet 
attack, followed by the em- 

ployment of infantry and armor 
elements of the 1st Infantry 
Division in counterattack. 

Military Law discussion (which 
is important, because a second 
lieutenant may spend most of his 
time dealing with discipline 
problems) included the Uniform 
Code of Military Justice and in 
what circumstances a recalcitrant 
soldier might be meted out an 
Article 15, a court-martial, or a 
discharge, and the implications of 

A UMO sniper makes a periodic check-in with the help of a cadet 
radiotelephone operator. Candidates for ROTC also study the 
tactics for the defense of Bavaria. UMPG Militar y Department. 

G-boards look for dollars 

But field training was sparse. 

We got rained out of the fall FTX 

(field training exercise) because 

the Maine National Guard couldn't 

fly us to Orono on the appointed 

day. The Bowdoin Detachment did 

get up there in April for an TTX 

that consisted of marksmanship, 

field leadership exercises, and 

platoon defensive principles - 

overall, a valuable review and 

warm-up for Advanced Camp this 

past summer. Field training will 

play a larger role in the Southern 

Maine ROTC, unit now becoming 

established, however. 

Because UMU nursing students 

are required to take their final two 

years of study at Gorham, the 

UMO Military Department felt 

"almost a moral responsibility" to 

continue providing instruction to 

cadets who wished to complete the 

ROTC program, but had to 

transfer through no fault of their 

own, according to Major Roger G. 

Nicholls, the UMO officer in 

charge of the UMPG program. So 

why not make the option available 

to the whole school (and also to 

other southern Maine schools — 

St. Francis College in Biddeford, 

St. Josephs in North Windham, 

Nasson in Springvale, and to 


UMPG freshmen registered for 

Military Science I the same way 

they would any course, and they 

may even receive academic credit 

for it immediately (talk about 

guts!), whereas at Orono, cadets 

receive credit for only their final 

two years. 

On Saturday morning, Sept. 17, 
ten somewhat hesitant freshmen 
had their introduction to ROTC - 
a* brief class, fitting for uniforms, 
and an introduction to land 
navigation with a map and com- 
pass. Classes meeting about every 
other Saturday since have dealt 
with National Security, the 
organization of the Army, and 
career paths open to officers. 
They've been followed by 
"Leadership Lab" - instruction 
by Dan Ahern and me on such 
topics as squad movement, first - 
aid, and rappelling (on walls 
outside the Gorham gym). But the 
highlight of the semester was the 
fall FTX. 

The National Guard was leery 
about landing at the Coram 
athletic fields, since one of their 
helicopters attempting to land at 
Orono last spring got shot down by 
a badly sliced golf ball. So early on 
the morning of 22 Oct., three 
choppers from the 112th Medevac 
Company out of Bangor put down 
at the cargo terminal of the 
Portland Jetport. After refueling 
(the pilots charged it, by the way), 
the new Southern Maine ROTC 
unit literally got off the ground to 
take about an hour's flight in the 
rain, passing over the Bowdoin 
campus sometime before 8 a.m. 

We set down behind a smoke 
flare on the baseball field at Orono 
a bit behind schedule. Both POGO 
squads were briefed and im- 
mediately set out on phase I of 
the FTX — an evasion exercise 
through the swampy University 
forest in which each squad's 
mission was to avoid or break 

contact with aggressor patrols and 
snipers (UMO juniors) while on its 
way back to friendly lines. Despite 
the dank conditions, cadets 
evinced enthusiasm upon reaching 
their reentry points. Perhaps the 
awaiting coffee and donuts at the 
pick-up point helped. 

A noontime trip to Mac's 
readied us for some marksmanship 
instruction at the Hampden Rifle 
Range. After a brief class on the 
assembly, disassembly, and 
cleaning of the M-16 rifle, fresh- 
men and juniors proceeded to the 
firing line to shoot/ 12 rounds 
apiece (ammo was scarce) at 
targets 50 feet distant. As usually 
happens, the freshwomen turned 
out to be the sharpshooters in the 
group. The choppers picked us up 
at the range, this time for a sunny 
ride home. 

Next semester, freshmen will 
take a political science course at 
UMPG as an ROTC requirement, 
and will complete a self-paced 
filmstrip-taught course in 
Marksmanship. There will be no 
classes, as such. However, a 
winter survival weekend is 
planned for February, and of 
course we'll have the spring FTX 
in April. 

The ROTC program at UMPG 
will continue next year in its 
present status as a detachment of 
the UMO unit. Depending on the 
degree of student participation, it 
could expand into an independent 
Army ROTC, unit with its own 
staff, according to Nicholls. "In a 
year, we'll have a good idea of 
what kind of future an ROTC unit 
in southern Maine will have." 

(Continued from page 1) 

College employees, " be 
distributed as the President sees 
fit," commented Hokanson. The 
Vice President for Administration 
and Finance believes the salary 
raise will close the gap between 
Bowdoin and other small private 
colleges. "Most of our competition 
is going with four to five percent," 
he reported. 

Apparently, wages and salaries 
will be increasing for the next 
several years. "I'd suspect that as 
long as we have inflation, we will 
cover it," Hokanson predicted. 

Other business 

In other business, the Com- 
mittee approved capital ap- 
propriations of nearly $375,000, 
significantly less than the $678,000 

O.K.'d last year. The largest 
single expenditure approved was 
for Phase III of the campus 
automated building system, the 
monitoring of all campus buildings 
by a computer that regulates heat 
and fire alarms. Phase III will cost 

Another major expenditure 
approved by the Policy Committee 
was the construction of a women's 
training room in Sargent Gym as 
part of the College's compliance 
with Title IX. Other capital ex- 
penditures include major hazard 
elimination, cost savings and 
avoidance and maintenance of the 
physical plant. 

The deficit of $621,000 is not a 
deficit at all, according to 
Hokanson. It will be covered by 
unrestricted bequests to the 
College. No unrestricted bequests 

A traditional, formal debate 
on the Bakke case will be 
presented at 7 p.m. on Monday, 
December 12 in Smith 
Auditorium. The question for 
debate will be: "Resolved, that 
Alan Bakke Should be Ad- 
mitted to the University of 
California-Davis Medical 
School." The debate is spon 
sored by the Political Forum 
and English 12. 

were utilized in last year's 
operating budget, however. 

The Committee approved an 
increase in the Student Activities 
Fee of $5. The action was the 
result of a student vote taken at 
Town Meeting one year ago. None 
of the funds accumulated by the 
latest increase may be used for the 
athletic programs, however. 

UMPG cadets examine the results of their target practice at the 
rifle range. ROTC candidates also train in military justice and 
science. UMP G Military Department. 

127 gain admission via ED 

(Continued from page I) 

admitted on ' Early Decision," 
reported Mason. 

Bowdoin is not becoming more 
homogeneous in the socio- 
economic background of its' 1 
students says Mason. "The feeling 
of homogeneity is bred simply 
because most kids have a small 
circle of friends," he contends. 
Mason points to the diversity at 
Bowdoin in response to those who 
claim that the College students are 

Mason is pleased with the work 
of his staff on the Early Decision 
candidates and believes that the 
newest Bowdoin class will add a 
great deal to the College. "They 
are very unique bugs," Mason said 
of the E.D.'s. Several of the pre- 
v freshmen are skilled musically; 

others are "extraordinarily" 
talented in dance, tennis and 

Mason, now in his second year 
as Director of Admissions for 
Bowdoin. thinks that his second 
year has been tougher on him. 
Three fifths of his staff had no 
previous experience reading 
applications, which slowed the 
progress of the Admissions 
Committee. Each Admissions 
officer reads "at least 75 percent" 
of the applicant folders according 
to Mason. 

The Early Decision option was 
adopted by the College to "resolve 
the problem of college admission 
early in the senior year," says the 
College Catalogue. Applicants who 
are not accepted under the E I). 
program are automatically place : 
in the regular applicant pool. 



FRI., DEC. 9, 1977 




Memory lane 

he temptation to paw and slobber 
over the semester a bit is too much to 

What happened? Let's see. 

Bowdoin chose a new and very able 
President to steer the College through 
the lean years ahead. A state statute 
denied half of the student body the 
legal pleasure of tippling. The College 
began to wonder if the rejection of a 
California medical student meant 
anything in Brunswick, Maine. 

A major program that crosses de- 
partmental boundaries (and preju- 
dices) moved a pace nearer. And the 
Policy Committee plumped for a hulk- 
ing $700 increase in Bowdoin costs. 

How marvelous one day, to hear the 
grandchildren chatter, "Oh Grandpa, 
tell us again about the day that Town 
Meeting voted on self-scheduled 
exams," or, "grand-dad, did the AAUP 
really hold Wolcott Hokanson for ran- 
som over the Christmas break?" Yes, 
little ones, all of these things hap- 

While such excitement percolated 
some 1400 souls got on with the steady 
and demanding business of getting an 
education. Here is the wonder. It is not 
remarkable that events tumble along, 
one after another. But it is striking 
that in the privacy of rooms so much 
effort is patiently given to the mastery 
of ideas that will bring no material 
reward. It is a miracle repeated daily 
across the campus, the very best jus- 
tification for the life of the College. 

Cough up 

last week, the Policy Committee of 
the Governing Boards recommended 
that Bowdoin raise its tuition and 
room and board bills. It does not take a 
math major to calculate that this 
translates into a 12 percent increase 
next year for every student. 

We recognize that the College is not 
in a strong financial condition. Rising 
fuel costs are a terrible burden, and for 
every 1 percent the College raises the 
wages and salaries it pays, and 

additional $60,000 is added to the ex- 
penditure column. Bowdoin must 
either raise its revenues to meet the 
burden or find a way to cut costs. 

But is Bowdoin College pricing it- 
self out of the educational market? 

Assuming this latest increase is ap- 
proved by the Governing Boards the 
Bowdoin experience, in tuition alone, 
will cost $4,600. The $30,000 educa- 
tion is now a reality. We can only 
wonder if $700 is too much, especially 
when compared to the projected in- 
creases by other comparable New En- 
gland colleges. . 

Although funds allocated for finan- 
cial aid have increased by $167,000, 
we do not believe that this increase 
will be easily borne by the family 
budgets already stretched to the 
freaking point. 

We are somewhat constrained by 
the fact that the budget, in practical 
terms, is already several hundred 
thousand dollars in the red (see story, 
page 1). It would appear that the in- 
crease is necessary. However, there 
are areas that could be reexamined in 
light of the budgetary limits the Col- 
lege is experiencing. Physical Plant 
and Security are two areas that im-« 
mediately come to mind. 

We call on the Governing Boards to 
carefully consider the implications of 
this hefty increase before voting next 

Merry Christmas 

W hat the semester has lacked in lei- 
sure, the campus has made up in 
beauty. We have been thankfully 
spared the rains which are so common 
at this time of year. As a result, the 
snow has remained intact and so have 
our spirits. Amid the last-week rush, 
students still took time to pull out their 
cross-country skis or throw Christmas 
parties for town children. In this tense 
academic world, their actions were as 
refreshing as our recent snowfall. 

Those students who did set aside 
their studies for a few brief obser- 

vances of Christmas should be a re- 
minder to us all. Regardless of how di- 
ligently we work, the holidays are in- 
evitable and so we may as well pay 
tribute to them through some small act 
ofgood will or humor. 

But through the most bitter exam or 
paper, we should remember that we 
are that much closer to the holidays. 
In that light, the Orient wishes the 
entire College community a Merry 
Christmas and HaDDV New Year. 

Please help 

To the Editor: 

I am writing this letter in regard 
to a situation which I feel is quite 
unfair. I am referring to the 
removal of Rudolphe "Rudy" 
Cantin from his position as 
custodian of Appleton and Baxter 
dormitories. Rudy has been 
working at the college for ap- 
proximately nine and one half 
years, within a half-year of the ten 
years necessary to receive college 
pension benefits. He is physically 
and mentally able to work and is 
most willing to continue his job, 
but will be forced into an early 
retirement if a college mandatory 
retirement age rule remains in 

It is the feeling of myself and 
many other Appleton residents 
that Rudy should be allowed to 
remain in his position. We also feel 
that the college should review its 
retirement policy, especially in 
light of recent legislative trends, 
particularly the action of the 
Maine Legislature which raised 
the mandatory retirement age of 
public employees to seventy. 

If you feel that this particular 
man should be allowed to retain 
his position, please help by signing 
a petition that will be posted in 
most dorms, fraternities and the 
Moulton Union. Remember that 
any decision made may influence 
all employee's futures. 

Levon Chertavian. Jr. 


To the Editor: 

It has become an almost cliched 
expression for people to say, in 
one way or another, that more 
learning takes place outside the 
classroom than within when one is 
in college. Bowdoin is no exception 
to this; in fact, based on my own 
limited experience, this, axiom 
may be more true at Bowdoin than 
at many other schools. Certainly 
this is not a problem: we will, after 
all, be spending our entire lives 
dealing with people. Long after we 
have forgotten Socrates' cave 
analogy, or the Simplex method of 
mathematical substitution, we will 
remember the friends we made, 
the good times we had, the beer 

we drank, and the happy and 
sometimes painful experiences we 
had while in college. 

Our experience at Bowdoin is, 
however, a stilted one. Ours is not 
a "normal" social setting; 
everyday college social activity is 
dominated by the role of frater- 
nities. They have become a way of 
life, a key element in our college 
experience. This role may go too 

My purpose in this essay is not 
to "rag on" fraternities, but rather 
to point out some of their faults 
and strengths, and then offer a 
suggestion as to how we might 
reform the fraternity system to 
provide a more equitable and 
beneficial experience. 

The argument 1 shall make is 
not on the surface a popular one: 
sheer numbers indicate that most 
students (if they have an opinion 
at all) are quite pleased with the 
current state of affairs. It would 
be easy to dismiss this essay as 
merely my own personal axe to 
grind, and to some degree this is 
probably true. But I sense that I 
am not alone; there are many here 
who find this matter qujte 
disturbing. There is a need for 
some dialogue, some explanation 
and exposition of the issue. 

I myself am a member of a 
fraternity at which I have had a 
somewhat bittersweet experience. 
I joined, I realize now, for the 
wrong reasons. Perhaps this is 
why I now find myself questioning 
the validity not only of frater- 
nities, but more importantly of the 
entire Rush process. 

The fraternity system at 
Bowdoin has several flaws. It 
forces make decisions 
they shoul^hot have to make. It 
lets the College get away with not 
facing up to some serious 
questions about its future and its 
role in molding the lives of young 
people. Lastly, the fraternity 
system isolates people and takes 
away their individuality by 
stereotyping them. It divides a 
small community into even smaller 
groups, and ignores the in- 
dividuals who choose not to join. 

The freshman coming into 
Bowdoin is bombarded with new 
experiences. He is at college for 
the first time, away from home, 
family and friends, and thrust into 
a totally new environment. He 

(Continued <>n page S) 


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(Continued from page 4) 
must choose classes and teachers, 
adapt to roommates, and start to 
do some serious thinking about the 
direction his life will take. On top 
of all this he is then forced to 
make, very quickly, perhaps the 
most important decision regarding 
his happiness at Bowdoin that he is 
likely to encounter in his four 
years here. This decision is un- 
fortunately too often based on 
hearsay knowledge and shallow 
impressions. While a large number 
of people do find their "niche" and 
remain happy in it, the argument 
must be made that this is a 
haphazard process at best. People 
sometimes change to fit an idea 
rather than finding the idea that 
fits them. There must be a reform 
of this system that will satisfy 
more people in the long run. 

The frats provide Bowdoin with 
a roundabout solution to its eating 
problems. This is, in fact, one of 
the main reasons for the college's 
encouragement of the frat system. 
Without fraternities, Bowdoin 
long ago would have had to come 
up with some type of community 
eating place, one big enough to 
feed a large portion of the College. 
To me, this would have been a 
great thing: a chance to see all 
kinds of people, to mingle with 
them every day. And so what if it 
had broken down to a bunch of 
cliques? At least they would all be 
together in the place, with no 
geographic exclusivity of mem- 

In addition, the fraternities take 
the pressure off the College in 
another way: all social functions 
are taken care of. Except for the 
frats, Bowdoin is notable on 
weekends for its lack of com- 
munity activities, structured or 
otherwise. I fear that because the 
college takes little interest in this 
facet of our education, we are 
seeing an overcompensation for it 
in the emphasis on academics. 

Bowdoin is a small school: that is 
one of its strongest points. Why 
take a college this size, which is 
smaller than the high schools may 
of us attended, and divide it 
further into ten (or eleven, 
depending on how one looks at it) 
smaller units, each to a large 
degree self-supporting? Cliques 
are bound to occur in a large group 
of people: what purpose is there, 
then, in making these distinctions 
a matter of record? So doing can, 
at the time of selection, have only 
three results: people choose the 
stereotypical mold which most 
suits them, they try to be 
something they are not, or lastly 
they refrain from choosing at all. 
While in the last case they will 
have kept (or gained) a measure of 
self-respect, it is hard at times not 
to feel a sense of inadequacy, a 
feeling of being left out. Thirteen 
hundred people is not a large 
number for a school in an isolated 
area; when the College is further 
divided, it becomes minute. 

Fraternity life at Bowdoin closes 
off the campus. It becomes all too 
easy to stay within your shell, to 
stick with familiar faces. People 
become stigmatized: it means just 
as much to say that someone is a Pi 
Iota as it does to say that he has 
red hair, or works for the school 
paper. Images form in one's mind 
that are not easily erased. 
Fraternities quickly develop 
stereotypes that cannot be denied, 
that tend to classify people in 
molds that no one really fits. 

Let us look at the other side of 
this issue, because there are some 
good things about the frat system. 
Rush is, on the whole, a good idea. 
It enables the freshmen to meet a 
lot of people in a short time, to 

begin to recognize familiar faces. 
But it is also, I think, a rather 
hollow experience. People are 
forced by peer pressure to mingle, 
to be outgoing, to check into every 
frat. It becomes a very boring 
process to ask and be asked the 
same questions over and over 
again. Sad to say, people are also a 
bit friendlier during Rush than at 
other times of the year, because 
you as a freshman may have 
something they want and they will 
never know unless they talk to 
you. Rush tends to make the fresh- 
men into merchandise; it is rather 
dehumanizing to think that as 
much as the fraternities are trying 
to sell themselves, you must be 
selling yourself as a packaged 
product as well. 

Fraternities are good for people 
in that they provide a home, a 
security not available elsewhere. 
It enables people to lead an easier 
life, among only friends, than 
would otherwise be possible. But 
sooner or later these people will be 
thrust out into the real world 
where they will again have to deal 
with all kinds of people, an ex- 
perience with which the College 
should have, but didn't provide 

It is true that at Bowdoin the 
fraternities are different because 
of the presence of women. Women 
in fraternities, however, merely 
serve to reinforce the fraternities' 
image as closed, self-supporting 
social cliques. I have nothing 
against the idea of fraternities in 
their traditional sense; in fact, I 
think they would be a good idea at 
Bowdoin. But, in general, rather 
than fraternities, we have here at 
Bowdoin a bunch of social clubs, 
and once you join one, you are 
effectively cut off from mem- 
bership in any other. Your sphere 
of acquaintances is severely 

What, then, is the solution? It is 
obviously too far along the line to 
abolish fraternities, although it is 
my feeling that the College would 
be a better place for it. We must 
modify the method by which fresh- 
men select fraternities, and vice- 
versa as well. By doing so we can 
significantly change for the better 
the whole nature of the college 
experience here. My proposal is a 
modest one in light of the 
arguments previously presented. I 
would propose that no one be 
allowed to join a fraternity until at 
least the second semester of his 
freshman year. By the time one 
has spent a semester here, he 
pretty much knows his way 
around and would not fall prey to a 
lot of misconceptions. This idea 
would take a great strain off of the 
freshmen and allow them to 
concentrate more on the difficult 
academic adjustment to college. 
Harvard, Dartmouth, the 
University of Virginia and other 
schools all follow this practice with 

This leaves us with one 
problem: where do the freshmen 
eat? I don't think there are any 
easy solutions to that, save 
erecting another building. 

(Continued on ptae '•> 


The General Store 
of Brunswick 

Hot Dogs — Chili Sauce 

iCreamsicles — Bromo Seltzer d 



Above, a scene from the Masque and Gown production of The House of Blue Leaves. The show 
premiered this Thursday in the Experimental Theatre. Pictured above are John Holt '79 and 
Charlotte Agell 'Hi. Orient Yon g. 

'House of Blue Leaves 'premieres 


Ah, yes. Tis the season for 
jollity, we are told by all we en- 
counter these days. The snow and 
the season, taken together with 
the incomparable and irresistable 
merriness that pokes its head from 
every corner, should conspire to 
lift our spirits, warm our hearts, 
and move us to proclaim our joy to 
the world. 

Ah, but 'tis not to be so for 
some, it seems. For in the town of 
Brunswick is borne to us this day 
(at ten tonight) and upon the 
morrow (three-thirty afternoon) 
one of the best excuses for 
morosity in this season of cheer 
that has arisen in some time. 

This shall be a sign unto you — 
you shall find a tone-deaf 
songwriter, an actually-deaf 
mistress with a slight post-nasal 
drip, the most cuddly steam-room 
attendant seen to date, a wife gone 
bananas (and so-named), a short 
M.P., three strayed nuns, two 
other parts and many bluebirds in 
a bare tree. 

I kid you not, and will not chide 
you for being confused: I still am. 
You see, this weekend's 
production of The House of Blue 
Leaves is neither what it claims to 
be nor what it is hoped that it 
would be. No, it is not "a comedy," 
despite the author's and/or 
program's contention, and. alas, it 
is not good, in most senses of the 

Let me assure you - these 
judgements were not hastily, but 
rather reluctantly made. 

To relate (or attempt to relate) 
to you the plot would only make 
matters worse - let it suffice to 
say that the Pope's visit to Yankee 
Stadium is alternately the catalyst 
and backdrop for a visual 
cacophony of flying bodies and 
pseudo-poignant vignettes. 

John Holt is Artie Shaughnessy, 
an aspiring songwriter whose 
songs are reminiscent of an inept 
Tom Lehrer. Wearing the wrinkled 
white shirt which seems to be his 
stage trademark, Holt dispenses 
his lines with somewhat misplaced 
seriousness and an all-too- 
changeable Brooklynish accent. 

Better with the New York City 
inflection is New York native Ruth 
Fogler, who as Bunny Flingus 
tries to cook her way into Artie's 
heart. Fogler does passably in an 
admittedly mindless role, though 
she emits all the sensual allure of a 
Barbie doll in her pink spike heels, 

long-tressed blonde wig and 
skimpy-short dress. 

Saddled with the unenviable 
role of Artie's looneybin wife is 
Charlotte Angell. With wild hair 
and black-circled eyes, one-shoe- 
on-and-one-shoe-off, she tries, but 
fails, to convince us that she is 
sufficiently mad to drive Artie into 
Bunny's arms or even crazy 
enough to precipitate the insane 
situations for which she is blamed. 

In fairness to her. though, I 
question whether any Bowdoin 
College actress could tread this 
playwright's ill-defined line 
between poignant insanity and 
madcap comedy. "A sick person 

has poison coming from their 
head," proclaims Bunny in an 
inadvertant insight, and asking an 
actress to effuse such 
derangement in a comedic at- 
mosphere is asking too much. 

But asking too much is what" the 
Masque and Gown did by choosing 
this play for production here. "I 
expected (more) laughter, said 
director Chris Zarbetski after last 
night's performance. He went on 
to explain that the M&G's board 
had thought the play appropriate 
for the h igh - pressu r ed 
examination period, and that he 
regarded producing it as a 

British pianist John Tilbury 
tickles the modern ivories 

by W. J. HAGAN 

One of the distinguishing 
characteristics of twentieth 
century music is the trend away 
from the formalized concert recital 
and toward a more intimate and 
informal style of "musical com- 
munication". This approach was 
much in evidence Tuesday night as 
British pianist John Tilbury 
performed works ranging from 
Schoenberg to the contemporary 
composers Cardew. Skempton, 
and Takamitsu. 

The highlight of the evening was 
a slightly abridged version of the 
Sonata-Interludes for prepared 
piano by John Cage. The work 
explores the variety of sounds that 
can be produced by modifying the 
strings of a piano using screws, 
bolts, bits of rubber and plastic, 
and various other things Cage 
happened to find in his trash- 
basket. The effect is to produce 
sounds that might be more closely 
associated with the sarod and 
tamboura of India. The per- 
formance was clearly enjoyed as 
much by the pianist a«= by the 

While, even in its abridged 

form, the piece seemed somewhat 
long, Tilbury justified this length 
as being necessary for the listener 
to adjust to the new vocabulary of 
sounds. However, as the Cage 
piece was clearly the major work 
of the evening, it might have been 
wiser to place it closer to the end 
of the program, even at the risk of 
losing some of the spontaneity of 
the recital. 

The remainder of the concert 
consisted of an early Schoenberg 
work, his opus 19, along with 
fairly recent works by contorary 
composers. In Cardew's 
"February Pieces" and 
Takamitzu's "For Away ", Tilbary 
revealed the free and expressive 
quality that prevails in these 
works. However, it was in the 
simple pieces of Skempton that 
Mr. Tilbury demonstrated his 
ability to project emotion into 
music which, because of this sheer 
simplicity, might otherwise 
become cold and bland. 

John Tilbury gave a warm and 
enthusiastic recital that provided 
the audience with a glimpse into 
the personal aspects of twentieth- 
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Bowdoin's literary history gathers 


Over its one hundred and 
eighty-three years, Bowdoin 
College has had a long procession 
of poets, authors, and assorted 
literati pass through its gates. The 
names of Hawthorne and 
Longfellow ring in every student's 
ears and Bowdoin has had its share 
of recent poets-in-residence; but 
literary interest at Bowdoin 
predates even its two most 
celebrated bards and claims credit 
for the presence of Robert Frost 
andT.S. Eliot, among others, here 
beneath the pines. 

On November 22, 1805, ac- 

graduation, and it kept him on the 
faculty for several years, thus 
starting him on his career in the 
profession of letters; and it gave 
Hawthorne two life-long friends, 
Franklin Pierce and Horatio 
Bridge, without whose aide he 
would probably have had neither 
the leisure nor the confidence to 
produce his great works." 

Bowdoin produced other men of 
significant, if not exalted, literary 
contributions during the early 
years of its life. Seba Smith of the 
Class of 1818 went on to become a 
noted American humorist and 
Jacob Abbott of the Class of 1820 
was the author of the ever-popular 

The names of Hawthorne and Longfellow ring in every 
student's ears . . . but literary interest at Bowdoin predates 
even its two most celebrated bards . . . 

cording to Hatch's History of 
Bowdoin College, eight students 
formed the Philomathian Society 
"to promote literature and 
friendship and realize the benefits 
resulting from social intercourse." 
The society, changing its name in 
1814 to the Peucinian Society in 
honor of Bowdoin's pines, 
promoted debate and discussion on 
"Whether fear of shame or the 
love of honor be the greater in- 
ducement to virtue;" and whether 
"the crimes resulting from bar- 
barism or the vices allied to 
refinement be most pernicious to 
Society." In 1808, the Athenaean 
Society joined the Peucinian in the 
same pursuits. The societies 
enlisted such Bowdoin worthies as 
Nathan Lord, a future president of 
Dartmouth, Henry Wadsworth 
Longfellow, William Pitt 
Fessenden, Franklin Pierce, and 
Nathaniel Hawthorne. 

The two giants of early 
American literature, Ix)ngfellow 
and Hawthorne, were both 
members of the class of 1825. 
Hiawatha and Evangeline or The 
Scarlet Letter and the House of 
the Seven Gables, works of the 
two laureates, have withstood the 
test of time, textbooks, and 
teachers and rank among the 
world's masterpieces of~ the 
written word. In an address given 
in 1925 marking the centenary of 
the graduation of Hawthorne and 
Longfellow, President Sills said 
that Bowdoin "gave the youthful 
Longfellow an opportunity to 
follow the academic life and study 
in Europe immediately upon his 

"Rollo" books. 

During the middle years of the 
nineteenth century, Harriet 
Beecher Stowe wrote her famous 
Uncle Tom's Cabin here in 

Brunswick while the wife of one of 
the College's professors. 

In 1871, the Orient was founded. 
Now in its one hundred sixth year 
of publication, it is the oldest 
continuously published college 
weekly in the United States. The 
reason why it merits notice in this 
article is because the paper really 
was literary in its early years. Not 
only did the paper concern itself 
with the advancement of literature 
on campus, the editorials and 
articles of the day were steeped in 
quotations from the classics and 
current literature. 

The Bowdoin Quill, the College's 
literary magazine, was founded in 
1898. Although the Quill has had 
its share of /thin years, during the 
Nineteen Thirties and Forties it 
became a very strong institution 

tenary of Hawthorne's and 
Longfellow's graduation. The 
program, lasting about a week, 
was sponsored by Mrs. Helen 
Hartley Jenkins of New York City 
in memory of her late daughter. 
The Institute offered public and 
undergraduate lectures by some of 
the most notable literary figures of 
this century. Robert Frost opened 
the series of lectures with a talk on 
"Vocal Imagination" in which he 
discussed the aural aspect of 
poetry. Following close on the 
heels of Frost was the poet of the 
West, Carl Sandburg, who spoke 
on realism and romanticism. Edna 
St. Vincent Millay received 
vociferous ovations for her 
readings from her poetry, 
although one Orient reviewer 
seemed to play down the poetess's 
importance. "Her poetry is clear, 
charming light verse," wrote the 
reporter, "which occasionally 
becomes excellent vers de societe. 
The profundity, the rich and wild 
beauty which misguided critics 
had read into her works simply 
were not there." The reporter 
confessed, however, that he had 
never been disposed towards 
Millay's writings. 

The Institute received ample 
press coverage in local and 
national journals, for it had a 
complete rank of poets, critics, 
and authors, including 
Christopher Morley, Willa Cather, 
and Hatcher Hughes as well. 
Bowdoin later published a 
chronicle of the Institute's ac- 
tivities which is in special 
collection and open stacks in 
Hawthorne-Longfellow Library. 

In 1933 the Institute took a 
second bow in sponsoring another 
round of lectures and readings. 
This time, the luminaries were 
T.S. Eliot, then a professor at 
Harvard, and Theodore Dreiser, 
author of the famous An American 
Tragedy. Eliot spoke on the 

Dreiser's talents illuminated the 
idea of realism in literature, using 
An American Tragedy as an 


In recent years, Bowdoin has 
had a constant stream of poets, 
authors, and critics visit the 
campus. Two years ago, Archibald 
Macleish packed the Pickard 
Theater with readings from his 
poetry and anecdotes of life as an 
expatriate in France, befriending 

T.S. Eliot and James Joyce. Also 
in the recent past, the College 
launched an interdepartmental 
lecture series which frequently 
touched upon literature, as in the 
presentations by professors 
Burroughs and Coursen. The 
Jacob Jasper Stahl lecture series 
continually brings scholars of 
literature and the humanities to 
Closer to home, though, there 

With the opening of the Institute of Modern Literature in 
1925, the College experienced a real resurgence in the 
literary life. 

on campus. It still attracts con- 
tributions from students and 
teachers, including essays, poems, 
and short stories. 

With the opening of the In- 
stitute of Modern Literature in 
1925, the College experienced a 
real resurgence in the literary life. 
The Institute marked the cen- 

subject of obscurity and nonsense 
with ref< rence to the poetry of 
Edward Lear, concluding that "all 
great po ;try is a union of the 
critical aid the emotional." Eliot 
also tieated Shakespeare, 
Mallarm'j, and Swinburne, ad- 
dressing himself to the musical 
aspects of their poetry. Theodore 

Critic questions cc 

The Susan Bliss Room sits in Hubbard Hall't i second floor. Its closed doors 
Bowdoin's Forbidden City. Orient/Rosen. 


In a sweeping indictment of 
America's college libraries, 
Bowdoin's own Hawthorne- 
Longfellow was one of several 
singled out to receive stinging 
criticism from no less an august 
journal than the London Times 
Literary Supplement. 

Old "H-and-L" was in good 
company, as Terry Belanger, in an 
article entitled "The Price of 
Preservation," attacked both the 
motives for, and the conditions 
under which, rare books, 
documents, and manuscripts are 
stored in American schools today. 
Collections at institutions like 
Columbia, University of Chicago, 
Emory, the Union Theological 
Seminary, Haverford, as well as 
Bowdoin came under fire for the 
way their special collections are 

Mr. Belanger charges that these 
libraries do not have the facilities 
to properly store and preserve 
collections such as, Bowdoin's 
treasure of Hawthorne and 
Longfellow materials. He points 
out that ideal conditions for the 
preservation of paper demand 
constant and controlled levels of 
humidity, temperature, as well as 
a pollutant-free environment. 

Bowdoin, as well as many 
others, does not score particularly 
well in several of those categories. 
Up on the third floor of the library, 
where special collections are 
housed, the only environmental 
control devices present are 
humidifiers. There is neither an 
air-conditioning, nor an air- 
filtering system. . 

Arthur Monke, head librarian at 
Hawthorne-Longfellow, does not 
totally deny Belanger's ac- 
cusations. "There is merit in what 
he (Belanger) says," Monke 
stated. However, the librarian 
pointed out that Belanger only 
speaks of the "bad things." It is 
important to realize that these 
valuable materials "are being 
preserved, though perhaps not 
under optimum conditions." 

In the article, Mr. Belanger 
claims that some "of the books in 
the Hawthorne-Longfellow 
collection at Bowdoin are in ruins 
on their shelves." 

The head librarian dismissed 
this as "poetic license on the 
author's part." Mr. Monke went on 
to show this reporter a vault in 
which all the "irreplacable things 
are kept" (handwritten materials 
for the most part) . He claimed this 
vault is as effective as any system 
of preservation. Asked to estimate 
the cost of installing a 
sophisticated system of tem- 
perature, humidity, and, pollutant 
control, Mr. Monke stated that, 
"For all we have worth preser- 
ving, I don't see how it could be 

done for less than half a million 

When informed of the price of 
such a method of book preser- 
vation, President Roger Howell 
stated that "five hundred 
thousand dollars is out of the scope 
of an institution like ours." 
President Howell offered that if, 
as Belanger contends, this is a 
"major, nation-wide problem, then 
perhaps, major, nation-wide in- 
stitutions, such as the National 


Special Collections contains a 
tured below. Mrs. Mary Hughe 
leather-bound relics. Orient/R 



poets, writers and rare volumes 


have been the figures of Robert P. 
Tristram Coffin, Louis 0. Coxe, 
and Herbert R. Coursen, all of 

P.T. Coffin to the Pierce 
professorship of English in 1934, 
with the intention of developing 

whom are published poets, Coffin faculty who would devote con- 

having won the Pulitzer Prize and 
Coxe having recently received a 
stipend and membership from a 
national academy of poets, whose 
members include John Dos 
Passos, Ezra Pound, and E.A. 

President Sills named Robert 

siderable time to writing, ac- 
cording to Herbert Ross Brown's 
Sills of Bowdoin. In Brown's 
biography of the former President 
of the College, Coffin warned his 
students "I shall say round things 
and quick things and bold things, 
and in a style closer to poetry and 

mdition of tomes 

Endowment for the Humanities 
should consider making money 
available for libraries." 

Mary Hughes, who is curator of 
Bowdoin's special collections, feels 
that the books and papers she is 
responsible for are being 
"adequately" preserved. "It's a 
huge job, and we do the best we 
can," she said. Mrs. Hughes then 
went on to describe the methods 
employed to maintain and arrest 
decay in Bowdoin's paper ar- 

incient books like the ones pic- 
es (above) is the librarian for the 

tifacts. She spoke of chemical 
treatments to remove acidity from 
pages, as well as techniques of 
restoring lost oils to leather 

Any deficiencies in Bowdoin's 
treatment of special collections can 
be attributed to lack of funds, said 
Mrs. Hughes. "There's no special 
money for special collections," she 
pointed out. 

Aside from attacking the 
condition of special collections in 
the nation's university libraries, 
Belanger also criticizes their very 
existence. He questions the pure 
scholastic justification of having 
such repositories in schools 
without doctorate programs citing 
sheer desire for prestige as a 
motive for maintaining these 

Belanger wrote, "The 
Hawthorne and Longfellow 
collections at Bowdoin College ... 
are a presentation of credentials 
more than a research capacity; 
both men attended the college." 
The author seems to be saying 
that Bowdoin maintains such 
collections merely to be able to say 
that it does (such statements of 
ownership make for good reading 
i in college catalogues). Later in the 
article, Belanger writes that 
"Vanity collections assembled for 
their public relations value have 
definite uses in establishing and 
consolidating the reputation of a 
college or a university library, but 
the game must justify the candle." 

JiT answer to the charge of 
Bowdoin's collection being a 
monument to prestige con- 
sciousness rather than an aid for 
scholarly pursuit, all three of the 
library's defenders, Mr. Monke, 
Mrs. Hughes and President 
Howell were rather strong in their 

Mrs. Hughes pointed out that 
last year, there was a meeting of 
Hawthorne scholars who used the 
collection "extensively." Mr. 
Monke maintains that "special 
collections are used at the same 
rate as the general collection." 
And President Howell stated that 
he himself has used the facility 

Mr. Belanger mentions that "the 
best run book operations in the 
United States are, I think, the 
independent research libraries," 
such as, the Folger Shakespeare 
Library, in Washington, D.C.; the 
Morgan Library in New York; the 
American Antiquarian Society in 
Worcester, Massachusetts. 
However, Mr. Belanger adds that 
the "Newberry Library (in 
Chicago) has arguably the only 
responsible conservation and 
preservation program in the 
United States." 

As a solution, Mr. Belanger 
offers the obvious — more money 
for greater care. This, of course is 
a cure for many woes. , 

life than scholars can afford to 
come .... I am going to talk like a 
particular person, not like a dozen 
well-bred scholars at once. For 
what y^u may miss of the history 
of poetry, I may make up to you in 
my exploration of poetry." Willis 
R. Barnstone '48, who was here 
last week to read some of his own 
verse and who is an established 
poet and author, recalled that 
Professor Coffin "could have read 
the telephone book" and the result 
would have been the same as if he 
had read a great piece of epic - 
poetry; and Coffin held students 
spell-bound in Chapel for he had 
the voice and imagination of a 

Bowdoin has "one of the major 
collections" of Hawthorne's and 
Longfellow's works. "It's (special 
collections) got things that are 
unique .... All the first editions 
including Fanshawe" of 
Hawthorne's writings. Special 
collections also has autographed 
volumes of T.S. Eliot, Robert 
Frost, and E.A. Robinson. 

The array of rare books con- 
tinues. The late Professor Chase, 
the last private occupant of what is 
now the Dean's House on the 
corner of Maine and Boody 
Streets, was a scholar of English 
literature and was particularly 
fond of collecting eighteenth 
century editions of William 

literature and architecture. The 
room was originally a portion of a 
Renassance villa in Naples. In 
1945, Mrs. Bliss had the room, 
which then stood in her mansion in 
New York City, dismantled and 
installed in Hubbard Hall. The 
ceiling is of carved wood and inlaid 
paintings with gold leaf. Dark 
wood paneling covers the walls 
and a fireplace is at the west end of 
the room. The books, however, 
add an altogether striking 
dimension to a room already 
beautiful. The books are bound in 
silk and leather and are trimmed 
with gold-leaf. Some books have 
silk moire patterns on their covers 
and bindings with paintings 

The Chase Barn Chamber houses armloads of literary memorabilia, recalling the stature of such 
visitors to Bowdoin as T.S. Eliot and Edna St. Vincent Millay. Orient/Rosen. 

Professor Herbert Ross Brown, 
author of the well-known 
biography of President Sills has 
been a long-standing literary 
figure at Bowdoin. He is Professor 
of English and Edward Little 
Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory 
Emeritus. He joined the Bowdoin 
faculty in 1925 and is currently 
editor of the New England 
Quarterly. Known for his popular 
Shakespeare classes and his un- 
paralleled oratory, Professor 
Brown was appropriately honored 
two years ago at Convocation with 
the happy task of reading 
Longfellow's Morituri Salutamus, 
marking the hundredth an- 
niversary of Longfellow's own 
reading of the poem to the 
members of the class of 1825 in the 
First Parish Church. 

Poets may go and come, para- 
phrasing Ecclesiastes, but not if 
the Library's special collections 
section has anything to do about it. 
For mirroring all the many ac- 
complishments of the famous poets 
who have visited or taught here at 
Bowdoin, special collections keeps 
a wealth of important editions of 
their works. 

"A scholar can't ignore our 
collection," said Chief Librarian 
Arthur Monke, of the Library's 
Hawthorne and Longfellow 
collections. From the vault in his 
offices, Mr. Monke produced an 
extremely rare edition of one of 
Hawthorne's earliest works, 
Fanshawe. Mr. Monke said that 
the book had received such 
terrible reviews that the author 
got hold of as many copies as 
possible and destroyed them, 
upping considerably the current 
value of the book. With the 
University of Virginia and the J. P. 
Morgan Library in New YorkCity, 

Shakespeare. "We have now in the 
library all of the great eighteenth 
century Shakespeare editions," 
said Monke. The collection in- 
cludes the editions of Samuel 
Johnson, John Dryden, and 
Alexander Pope, among others. 

Mr. Monke explained the 
usefulness of the rare book section 
of the library. Special collections, 
he said, is not only a source for 
scholars but an important resource 
for the undergraduate and his 
exposure to primary documents. 
Mr. Monke also pointed to the fact 
that the ratio of books used to 
books available in special 
collections was very close to the 
ratio for the books on open stack, 
thus underscoring the need for the 

mounted in small, glass windows. 
Mr. Monke said that some of the 
books in the Bliss Room date from 
the fourteenth century, although 
the general value of the books 
varies. But among the books on 
architecture and travel are old and 
gorgeous editions of the diary of - 
Samule Pepys, a 1785 edition of 
the complete works of Voltaire, 
and books on figures such as 
Oliver Cromwell (President 
Howell's book has yet to be 

Special collections has had a 
long and prestigious history at 
Bowdoin. The core of the collection 
was started when the library 
acquired Count Marsigli's 
Danubius Panico-Mysicus, given 
to the College in 1796 by General 

"I shall say round things and quick things and bold things, 
and in a style closer to poetry and life than scholars can 
afford to come . . ." 

One of the real delights of 
special collections, however, is not 
to be found in the Hawthorne- 
Longfellow Library. Tucked away 
in the west wing of Hubbard Hall, 
the Susan Dwight Bliss Room is 
one of the best kept secrets on the 
Bowdoin campus. Many students 
on their ways to visit professors 
Whiteside and Brown have peered 
through the oval windows of the 
room's locked double doors. Few, 
however, have had the privilege of 
entering its darkened recesses. 
For the room contains generally 
rare books with fabulous bindings 
in a setting of Neapolitan 

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Henry Knox, a Revolutionary war 
hero and Boston bookseller. With 
extensive gifts from the Bowdoin 
and Vaughan families in the early 
nineteenth century, the Library 
became one of the largest in the 
nation. The recent addition, in- 
cidentally, of Hawthorne's Fan- 
shawe, puts the total number of 
books in the library at the 500,000 

Special thanks is due to Mrs. 
Hughes and Mrs. Gutscher of 
special collections in the 
preparation of this article. They 
add another dimension to the rare 
books section in their diligent 
attention to students' needs and 
their efficient handling of the 



FRI., DEC. 9, 1977 

Student Life toys with a Jan-plan 

There may be a January mini- 
term at Bowdoin next year, 
depending on the results of a 
BOPO (Bowdoin Opinion Polling 
Organization) poll. 

Three members of the Student 
Life Committee have written a 
proposal suggesting either a two- 
week optional program or a three- 
week mandatory one. If the 
committee deems student and 
faculty responses sufficient to 
indicate that they would support a 
mini-term, the proposal could 
become a reality. 

According to Richard Mer- 
sereau, Assistant Director of the 
Senior Center and author of the 
proposal with Keith Engel 78 and 
Steve Rose 79, the mini-term 
would be organized with the idea 
of "structuring that vast amount of 
time between the end of the first 
semester and the beginning of the 
second. It would be designed to 
revitalize interest in learning and 
it would kick off the second 
semester on a more favorable 

The mini-term might include 
courses in cuisine, auto mechanics, 
or anything student or faculty 
member would be willing to teach. 

The plan hinges on faculty and 
student support: the idea will only 
be pursued if, according to Engel, 
"there's enough positive reaction." 
It will be decided whether the 
proposal is worthy of con- 
sideration after the BOPO poll 
results are known. 

The governing boards must 
support it, and someone must pay. 
Regarding finances, Dean of 
Students and SLC head Wendy 
Fairey feels the "only way it could 
work is if the people involved were 
willing to pay some of the costs." 
A working model of the plan would 
have to be drawn up. "There has 
to be a thorough investigation of 
what the potentials and what the 
problems are," Fairey states. If 
reaction is favorable, the SLC 
would begin working on the plan 
after this Christmas break, says 
Mersereau, and aim for a -mmt*- 
term in January 79- "assuming 
that the politics behind it go 

Mersereau and last year's senior 

class president Laurie Hawkes 
pioneered the idea of a January 
term. It was brought up before the 
SLC last year, and Mersereau says 
he felt an obligation to continue 
with it. The plan stemmed from a 
proposal defeated last year for a 
three term academic program. 

Students would take three 
courses for the fall semester, one 
in the January semester, and four 
in the spring. Under this format, 
or a possible mandatory mini-term 
plan, the school calendar would 
have to be changed. Dean Fairey 
would not favor this January term 
at Mount Holyoke and Williams 
were examined for aspects that 
might be useful at Bowdoin. 

Mersereau stresses the im- 
portance of having activities 
during the break that people 
would genuinely want to 'pursue. 
If, perhaps, there was something a 
faculty member had always 
wanted to teach but never had the 
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various areas. 

Mini-term courses would be 
both practical and academic, 
however: "it's not a period to get 
another course," Mersereau said. 
Subjects of study would be those 
things between extra-curricular 
and academic, things students 
would normally want to do but 
would not have time for during the 
academic year. 

What is crucial is student 
response. Engel feels the term 
should be required. Could a 
"required one get everyone 
together," galvanize the students 
and faculty into greater interest? 
"It would really add to the ex- 
perience here," adds Engel. 
Mersereau cites the example of 
Williams, where professors who 
are required to teach only three 
mini-terms out of every four years 
often teach a fourth, simply 
because they want to. 

Housing crunch intensifies 

Assistant Director of the Senior Center Richard Mersereau be- 
lieves strongly in the "Jan-Plan" that the Student Life Commit- 
tee is considering. Mersereau and last year's Senior Class Pres- 
ident Laurie Hawkes cooked up the elements of the scheme and 
saw it tabled. 

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vantage of pre-arranging living 
quarters before leaving. She 
explained that it not only sim- 
plifies her problem but it gives the 
student the choice of where he 
wants to live. 

Room changes 

When setting up the housing 
schedule for the spring semester. 
Gilmore gives top priority to the 
students who presently live on 
campus but want to change rooms. 
These changes are made while 
leaving open spaces for returning 

"The hard part comes when I 

run out of places to plug the 
students into," stated Gilmore. 
The Dean said that she then tries 
to mix and match students as best 

This problem is typical of most 
years. "The only difference this 
year is that there are more fresh- 
men who are now tripled and want 
out," Gilmore remarked. She said 
she has so far heard from half of 
the freshman class and has been 
able to move about three fourths 
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By Clint Hagan 
Vice Pres.-Stowe Travel 

TIS THE SEASON to get together for Yule festivities, and, of 
course, to finalize those important Christmas airline reser- 
vations! December days are always busy days at the Stowe 
Travel Agency, but never too busy for us to reconfirm those 
important Christmas flight reservations; to "doublecheck" to be 
sure that your flight numbers and times haven't changed (espe- 
cially if your airline reservations were made way in advance; to 
be sure that the Airport Bus times and "place of pickup'' are all 
in order, connecting, of course, with your outgoing Delta flight 
from Portland Jetport. 

And because seat space is always limited on the "Airport BiTs" 
at Christmas time, those seats should be reserved and ticketed, 

of course, well in advance. 

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southbound buses for Portland, Boston, Hartford, Providence 
and New York leave daily at 9:20 a.m., 1 :10 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. 
Northbound buses to Bangor leave daily at 5 a.m., 1 :30 p.m. and 
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FOR THE FIRST TIME in all these years, the telephones and 
hectic space of the travel agency stopped abruptly this past 
weekend as I entered Regional Memorial Hospital for minor 
surgery. That s why I haven't been in the office this past week 
when many of you called asking lor me personally. 

But I'll be up and around by the time vou read this edition of 
the ORIENT, to share with you that "Hour on Bermuda" next 
Sunday, December 1 1 , at 3:30 p.m. at the Bowdoin Steakhouse, 
1 1 5 Maine Street. There s a trend today away from fixed College 
Week bookings, as everybody wants to do their own thing. My 
program on "College Week will prove to you all that "paradise 
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how you can do it all on your own. It will be my Christmas 
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(Note: From the beginning, Clint Hagan has had a deep concern 
for the tfavel needs of Bowdoin students. In 1961, he began his 
work at Stowe Travel and today is greatly sought after as a travel 
consultant. Although his work at Stowe Travel Is many faceted, 
he has always found time to provide a travel service whether It 
be a simple bus, Amtrak or airline ticket.) 

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Perhaps the schedule could be 
juggled to accommodate all the 
freshmen at either the Center or 
the Union. The logistics would be 
dificult to work out, but this would 
have at least one very desirable 
side effect: eating together would 
instill a greater sense of class 
unity than is presently felt at 

The freshman could then go into 
the second semester sure of his 
choice, still having three and a half 
years to enjoy the benefits of his 
frat, but better off having had this 
adjustment period and a chance to 
develop some class feeling. 

I would advocate, however, 
keeping Rush intact. There is no 
better way to start off the year 
than with a series of parties. With 
this reform they could be relaxed 
and easygoing without the con- 
stant pressure of bidding and 
being bid. Rush could then in- 
troduce the freshmen to the true 
spirit of Bowdoin, and make them 
feel at home with bombarding 
them with decisions. 

Dave Prouty '80 

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hockey game) in the Ex- 
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Hall, the Masque and Gown 
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The first one hundred people 
will be seated. There will be 
another performance Saturday 
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Frat kitchens see red after first quarter ; 
Union up $5,000, Center losses colossal 


The first quarter has come and 
gone, leaving most fraternity 
kitchens in dire need of thrift and 
the Moulton Union with a hefty 
surplus of about $5,000. 

Two fraternities showed a 
surplus, while eight were in the 
red for the period ending October 
31. Delta Sig topped the Jist by 
being $350 to the good; Kappa Sig, 
burdened with the highest food 
cost percentage of all ten 
fraternities, was last, owing 
$2, 100 to the dining services. 

Lots of bucks 

Director of the College Dining 
Service, Hon Crowe, was not 
surprised by the results. "Frats 
are always down in the fall. The 
freshmen are wined and dined 
during rush and that costs a lot of 
bucks. Also, there are two big 
weekends (Homecoming and 
Parents) during this quarter." 
Crowe also pointed to the fact that 
fraternities as a whole did worse 
during this period last year and 
yet, by the end of the year, "we 
still came out in the black." 

When asked about the success of 
the Union, Crowe cited the in- 
crease of 40 board bills. The 
switched board bills have resulted 
in a $10,000 gain for the Union 
from $5,000 to $15,000. 

Unfortunately for the Senior 
Center, those 40 board bills came 
at their expense. The result was a 
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House deficits 

Many houses were hard hit this' 
quarter including TD ($2,000), 
Zete ($1,500), and ABU ($1,400). 
Chi Psi and Deke lost around 
$1,250 each, while AD and Beta 
lost $1 ,000 respectively. 

While many houses showed 
heavy losses, Crowe believes "only 
one of the houses is in trouble. The 
rest are in okay shape, but they've 
got some work to do. Luckily, 
those who lost the most tended to 
he the big houses; it's ea sier for 
them to make it up." 

Orren Chapman '80, Delta Big's" 
steward, credits his kitchen's 
success to "the cook. She's very 
economical in using the food she 
buys, nothing's wasted." Chapman 
also pointed to the increased 
number of board bills. 

Despite a rough first quarter, 
TD steward Bob Towne 79 plans 
to make up the deficit "by the end 
of the year. We are going to have 
to cut back, but not to the point 
where it's noticeable. We won't 
have a steak quite as often, and 
we'll have more special salads." 

Beta, having suffered 
minimally, was even more con 
fident. Steward Chris Kgan '80 
expects "to be up second 
semester. We bought a lot of 
things like silverware and the first 
semester is rough with rush and 
the big weekends. We came out of 
the first quarter pretty well." 

The future for all campus dining 
facilities appears bright, with the 
impending $100 board bill in 
crease. Crowe was quite pleased 
with the increase giving as reasons 
"the four or five day (lengthening) 
of the calendar next year." Crowe 
also mentioned inflation and salary 
raises as warrants for the board 
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Swimming, squash, JV hockey 
start seasons with mixed results 

The men's swimming team met 
defeat at the hands of a powerful 
Springfield College squad last 
Saturday at the Curtis Pool by the 
score of 64 -49. 

Junior Jeff Cherry placed first 
in the 200-yard freestyle and third 
in the 500-yard freestyle. Other 
Polar Bear firsts were turned in by 
Mike LePage in 100-yard 
freestyle, Bob Pellegrino in the 
200-yard breaststroke, and Steve 
Santangelo in required diving. 
Pellegrino also finished second in 
the 200-yard individual medley 
while LePafS was third in the 50 
yard freestyle, and Santangelo 
was second in the optional diving. 
Other swimmers who placed for 
Bowdoin were Brian Connolly, 
seconds in both the 500 and 1000 
yard freestyles, Bob Hoedemaker, 
a third in the 200-yard freestyle. 
Dave Schafer, third in the 1000- 
yard freestyle. Bob Naylor, a third 
in the 200 yard butterfly, and 
Peter Lynch, a second in the 200- 
yard backstroke. 

The 400-yard freestyle relay 
was won for Bowdoin by the team 
of Ted Dierker, Hoedemaker, 
Cherry, and I^ePage. 

Much of the damage done by the 
swimmers from Springfield was 
caused by Mike McCombs who 
won three events - the 1000 

freestyle, the 200-yard butterfly 
and the 500-yard freestyle. Mc- 
Combs broke the Curtis Pool 
record for the 1000 and tied the 
record in the 200-yard butterfly. 

The next meet for the mermen 
is tomorrow at Amherst at 1:00 

Men's Squash 

Coach Ed Reid's squash team* 
has split its first two matches, 
beating the Harvard JV squad 6-3 
and dropping an 8 1 decision to 
Navy last Saturday. Against 
Harvard, Bill Anderson, Bob 
Bachelder, Paul Parsons, Ben 
Walker. Gil Roddy, and Bruce 
Munger were victorious while only 
Bachelder, a triple letter winner, 
was the only Polar Bear winner* 
against Navy. 

The team next sees action after 
vacation in a home meet against 
MIT on January 25. 

Junior Varsity Hockey 
The JV hockey squad has put 
together a 1-1 record to date 
having defeated Plymouth Stat" 
12-4 and losing to Boston 
University 8-5. 

In the victory over Plymouth, 
Kirby Nadeau, Mark Viale, and 
Mike Collins each scored twice 
while single goal scorers were 

George Minot, Steve McNeil, Paul 
Howard, Steve Leahy, and^^m 
Laii r ion. Three assists were 
credited to forward Kevin Brown 
and defenseman Kevin Kennedy. 
In the nets were Kill Provencher 
and Geoff Woollacott who made 
three and thirteen saves 

Collins also scored two goals 
against Boston University while 
Kennedy, Brown and Harry 
Jewett accounted for the others. 
McNeil and Leahy had two assists. 
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game at goal and stopped 26 BU 



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Woman place second 

Being a relatively new squad, 

Saturday's meet against Tufts and 

Northeastern resulted in nine new 

college records for the women. 

The final score of the meet was 

Tufts 68. Bowdoin 29, and Nor 

theastern 28, yet the highlight of 

the afternoon was the record 

setting pace of the Polar Bears. 

Though Coach Sabasteanski 

predicts that many of these 

records will fall by the end of the 

season, it is still a significant 


Record setters 

New records were set in the 880 
yard relay, the mile relay, the two 
mile run. the mile run, the 440 and 
220 yard runs, the shot-put, high 
jump, and dash. These records, 
however, can be misleading 
because they are college records. 
In only one event, the mile relay, 
did Bowdoin place first. The relay 
was composed of four promising 
freshmen: Helen Pelletier, Beth 
Flanders, Jane Getchell, and 
Margy MeCormick. 

Other fine performances were 
by Ann Haworth in the two mile 
run, Lisa Tru.siani in the high 
jump, sophomore Heidi Sherk, 
who ran a school record 6.8 
seconds in the 50-yard dash, and 
Nan Giancola, who also set a 
Bowdoin record of 29.8 seconds~in~ 
the 220 yard run. 

The women's track team did 
relatively well overall for their 
first meet of the season. They will 
have a chance to prove themselves 
against New Hampshire on 
January 28. 


(Continued Front |>.i^< H) 

9. Gregg Fasulo led the scoring 
with 25. followed by John Finik 
with 14, all in the second half, and 
Mark Kralian with 10. Fasulo and 
Kralian also led the rebounding 

The defense was rather slow, 
and the offense had another poor 
night: 28 for 66. 

The Bears will be glad to return 
to the confines of the campus to 
try and continue the NBA road 
game jinx as they host Babson 
today at 4:00 (before the hockey 
game), and UMPG next Tuesday 
at 9:00 (after the hockey game). 

Both teams appear to be for- 
midable: against a Bates team that 
gave Bowdoin trouble in a pre- 
season scrimmage, Babson and 
UMPG each triumphed by at least 
20 points. Nevertheless, this is the 
year for Bowdoin basketball, and 
these two games will be the first of 
many exciting contests to be seen 
at Morrell Gymnasium this year. 

Scott Corwin against Lowell University. Corwin picked up an 
assist against Lowell this past weekend. The hockey team will 
be back in action tonight, facing Wesleyan. 

Hockey commences with 2-0 record; 


then UConn 

(Continued From page H) 

nine minutes in goal were taken 
care of by senior Dave Regan who 
was forced to make but one save. 

The Bear offense was in 
evidence for the second day in a 
row as 40 shots were fired at the 
Boston State net. 

Bowdoin now stands at 2-0 
having scored 13 goals while 
allowing only five and still has not 
allowed a score in the first period 
or on a power play (Lowell and 
Boston State were for 14 in 
power play situations). 

The team opens its 1977 78 
home season tonight against 
Wesleyan at 7.00 p.m. and then 

faces Connecticut tomorrow night. 
The homestand continues next 
week with the final game before 
vacation against St. Anselm's, a 
team that gave Bowdoin a great 
deal of trouble last year. 

On January 4, Coach Watson 
and his crew travel to the Cum 
berland County Civic Center for 
holiday tournament play against 
Division Is Princeton at 9 p.m. 
This will be preceded by the 
Colby-UMO matchup. The win 
ners will meet the following night 
at 9:00 p.m. with the losers 
playing the consolation game at 
6:30 p.m. If their first two games 

are any indication, the Polar Bears 
stand a good chance of winning the 
late game on January 5th. 

Action like that picture above in a classic Bowdoin hockey 
photograph will be seen in the Dayton Arena tonight versus 
Wesleyan, tomorrow against Connecticut, and Tuesday against 
St. Anselm's. 




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Hockey begins 
with impressive 

win over Lowell 


Sid Watson's varsity hockey 
team opened the season in ex- 
tremely impressive fashion this 
past weekend by defeating Lowell 
7-4 and then swamping Boston 
State the following night 6-1 . 

The victory over Lowell was 
especially satisfying for the Polar 
Bear faithful. As all but the 
freshmen can remember, Lowell 
was the team which knocked the 
favored Bowdoin squad out of last 
year's ECAC Division II playoffs 
in the first round by the score of 4- 

Underclaa men score 

Underclassmen dominated the 
goal scoring against Lowell, a 
game in which Bov doin got out to 
an early lead and was never 
headed. Sophomore Dave 
Boucher, a standout on last year's 
junior varsity team, came up a 
pair of goals while Roger Elliott 
added a goal and an assist as did 
junior Bob Devaney. 

Filling out the scoring for 
Bowdoin — freshman Mark 
Rabitor got a goal in his first 
varsity game, sophomore Mike 
Carman picked up a score and 
senior Steve Nesbitt was credited 
with an open net goal late in the 
game to go with his pair of assists. 
Getting assists were Scott Corwin, 
senior Mike Nawfel, defenseman 
Mark Pletts, and junior Bill Mc- 

Rob Menzies played the entire 
game in goal and turned away 29 
Lowell shots while allowing four 
pucks to slip by him. 

The offense, which had been a 
questionmark before the season 
began, came through with flying 
colors by making 35 shots on net. 

Boston State 
The following afternoon against 
Boston State the Bears were once 
again in top form. Two first period 
goals by senior co-captain Dave 
Leonardo got Bowdoin off to 
another fast start and for the 
second straight game they were 
never behind. Leonardo completed 
his hat-trick later in the game, the 
first by a Polar Bear this season. 
Leonardo's linemate and fellow co- 
captain, Dave Sylvester also 
enjoyed a big game after being 
held scoreless by Lowell. 
Sylvester came up with one goal 
and three assists to total four 
points for the game. 

Sophomore Dave Boucher 
scored his third goal of the young 
season, this one during a short- 
handed situation. Junior defen- 
seman Gerry Ciarcia broke into 
the scoring column for the first 
time this year by accounting for 
one of the six goals Sid Watson's 
men pumped past the Boston State 
net-tender. Pletts once again 
helped out with the assists, this 
time getting two while Leonardo, 
Carman, Rabitor, McNamara, 
Nesbitt and sophomore Ben 
Carpenter each had a single assist. 
Menzies was once again in goal 
for Bowdoin and made 29 saves 
and allowed only one goal during 
the 51 minutes he played. The final 

(Continued on page 7) 

Basketball suffers rough road trip 


What's true in the NBA is so far 
proving to be true at Bowdoin. 
The myth that you can't win on the 
road is becoming a reality. 
Bowdoin men's basketball has 
returned from their week on the 
road with a record of one win and 

Paul Hess pumped in 18 
points against Conn College. 

two losses. 

The victory came in a 105-81 
thrashing of Connecticut College 
ana the losses to Worcester 
Polytech 78-69 last Wednesday 
and a hard-fought 68-60 defeat at 
the hands of Coast Guard. 

The Coast Guard game was "a 
tough loss", according to Coach 
Ray Bicknell. "They were a 
smooth, disciplined team, but we 
still could have won had we had a 
better shooting percentage." The 
Bears were a miserable 24-for-60 
(40%) from the field. Center Skip 
Knight did not make the trip after 
receiving a finger in the eye in 
practice last week, and his 
rebounding and inside scoring 
ability was missed. 

Bowdoin, however, quickly 
bounced back and came up with 
the first of many victories for this 
season against Connecticut. All 
eleven players saw plenty of ac- 
tion, with Greg Fasulo topping the 
scoring charts with 29 points. Paul 
Hess had 18, Mark Kralian ten, 
and freshman Mark McCormack 
tallied 26 big points. Fasulo, 

Kralian and surprising Adam 
Hubley made up for Knight's 
absence by supplying the 
rebounding power. 

"Hard-Luck Hubley" 
Hubley, however, suffered 
another injury and will be out of 
action until January. Having just 
come back from a fractured right 
thumb, Hubley promptly 
proceeded to break his left one in 
two places. "All I can figure is that 
my left thumb felt it deserved 
equal time," quipped Hubley. 

The key statistic for the Bears 
was their improved shot per- 
centage: 42 for 81, or 52%. "We 
also had a size advantage over 
Connecticut, and utilized the fast 
break well," said Bicknell. 

The Bears' record dipped below 
.500 in their loss to WPI. It was 
apparently an off night, as 
Bowdoin scored only 7 points in 
the first 12 minutes. WPI was far 
ahead at halftime, but the 
cagesters came back and trailed by 
only 5 with only 5 minutes 
remaining before succumbing by 
(Continued <m page 7) 

Trackmen defeat Tufts; women second 


Opposed by a surprisingly well- 
prepared, rejuvenated Tufts 
team, the Bowdoin track team still 
managed to defeat the Jumboes 
last Saturday by a final score of 61 - 
51. The meet was not decided until 
the final race, the mile relay. 
Senior Bill Strang, following Rob 
Mathews, and sophomores Mike 
Connors and Mark Hoffman, came 
from behind on the anchor leg to 
give the Polar Bears the victory in 
their first meet of the season. 


High points for the Polar Bears 
were the dash, 600-yard run, 35- 
Ib. weight, and shot-put. Bowdoin 
swept these four events by placing 
first, second, and third. By con- 
trast, Tufts swept only the triple 

Strang not only anchored the 
victorious mile relay, but also 
headed the sweeps of the dash and 
600 yard run. Also prominent in 
the running events was senior 
Bruce Freme who excelled as 
usual in the two mile run, placing 
first with a time of 9 minutes, 21 
seconds. A pleasant surprise was 
senior Colin Cross, who did well in 
the high jump, finishing third at a 
height of 6 feet. 

Weight Events 

Heading the Polar Bears in their 
sweep of the 35-lb. weight and 
shot-put was senior captain Davis 
Cable. Cable won the weight 
throw with a distance of 51'5" and 
the shot with a put of 49 feet. 
Senior Steve McCabe placed 
second in both these events behind 
Cable including a 51' throw in the 
weight event. Junior Rich Hurst 
and freshman surprise Dan Spears 
took thirds in the shot and weight 


All in all, though the Tufts team 
was stronger than expected, the 
Polar Bears performed well. 
Tomorrow the Bears face arch 
rival Bates College in the Hyde 
Cage. Perennially difficult, Bates 
could be especially tough Saturday 
because of new schedule changes 
creating an imbalance between the 
running and field events. Deep in 
runners and weaker in the field 
(Continued on page 7) 

Women's B-ball 
stomps Stonehill, 

Krause nets 29 


Prophesying about this year's 
women's basketball squad, Coach 
Dick Mersereau observed: "How 
successful our season is depends 
on a number of prospects from the 
lower classes developing rapidly." 
One of those prospects, 5'10" 
freshman Barbara Krause, politely 
obliged "Mers" last Saturday as 
the Mama Bears blitzkrieged 
Stonehill, 73-40. The versatile 
forward grabbed 17 rebounds 
while burning the nets for 29 
points in her Bowdoin debut, a 
truly amazing effort. 
Junior All-Star center Nancy 
Brinkman, holder of no less than 
18 women's basketball records, 
picked off 15 rebounds while 
dropping in 12 points. There is 
little question now that Brinkman 
and Krause will mesh superbly in 
the front court. 

Coach Mersereau feels equally 
secure with his other three 
starters. Senior Co-Captain Iris 
Davis, both an offensive and 
defensive success, chipped in with 
8 points. Her counterpart, senior 
co-captain and guard Sue Brown, 
picked up 2 rebounds and 6 points, 
as well as exhibiting the per- 
petually dogged defense for which 
she is so well-known. 

Sophomore Leslie White, whom 
Mers says developed into "the 
team's best shooter toward the 
end of last year." snatched 5 
rebounds and 2 points. Junior 
Nancy Norman and freshman 
Jessica Birdsall each fired for 8 
points to sustain the already 
powerful Bowdoin offense. 

Leading at halftime 39-21, there 
was never any doubt about 
Bowdoin's superiority. Utilizing 
the woman-to-woman defense that 
worked so well last year for 
Bowdoin, the pugnacious girls 
literally overwhelmed their 
visitors. The team outrebounded 
Stonehill 60-28, taking ample 
advantage of their superior 

Tonight, the team will face St. 
Francis away in a match that is not 
likely to pose serious problems. 
While the women hoopsters have 
quite a job ahead of them if they 
expect to better their 1975-76 14-2 
record, or last year's 12-5 
showing, they certainly possess 
the potential to do so. 

This week in Polar Bear sports 






December 9 

JV Hockey 

Harvard JV 


3:00 p.m. 

' JV Men's Basketball 



2:00 p.m. 




7:00 p.m. 

Men's Basketball 



4:00 p.m. 

Women's Basketball 

St. Francis 


7:00 p.m. 

December 10 

Men's Track 



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G-Boards OK tuition hike 

Wolcott Hokanson (left) is now wearing two hats for the College. 
Trustee Vincent B. Welch last week raised the question of unre- 
stricted endo wments at the Boards sessions. 

Profs vote book space; 
purge CEP membership 

administration consider a "long 
range blueprint" for the use of 
existing space at the College and 
the development of new space. 
Howell reported that although no 
such blueprint exists at the 
present, the concept was "a sound 

Faculty members voted to in- 
crease their power on the Com- 
mittee on Curriculum and 
Educational Policy (CEP). The 
Committee, presently consisting 
of thirteen members, will be a nine 
person body next year. 

The plan, which will take effect 
in September, reduces ad- 
ministration representation from 
four to one and student 
representation from three to two. 
Faculty membership is unaffected 
by the vote. 

A. LeRoy Greason, Jr., 
speaking lor the Committee on 
Committees that recommended 
the change, pointed out that 
faculty members, with the present 
<( oni iniK <l on page •>) 


In two meetings during the 
winter vacation, the faculty 
considered the future of open 
stacks in the library and voted to 
drastically increase their own 
power on the Committee on 
Curriculum and Education Policy 

Faculty members discussed 
space problems in the library after 
the presentation of the report 
from their Library Committee. 
The report recommended that the 
library be expanded in two steps, 
the first being the removal of 
administrators from the third floor 
of Hawthorne-Longfellow Hall. 
The second phase of the expansion 
would require the installation of 
"compact shelving" in the 
basement of the library. ' 

Arthur Monke. the College's 
head librarian, explained the new 
shelves would double the available 
space in the basement, tint would 
prohibit public access. His report 
estimated that the compact 
shelving could be delayed by as 
much as three years if the ad- 
ministration cou Id be persuaded to 
abandon the third . floor of 
Hawthorne Longfellow . 

A motion to accept the Library 
Committee's recommendation was 
accepted in a voice vote. Only 
Alfred Fuchs, Dean of the Faculty, 
and Wendy Fairey, Dean of 
Students, opposed the proposal. 

Administrators were asked to 
investigate alternative office space 
for the inhabitants of the third 
floor, notably the Vice President 
for Administration and Finance, 
Wolcott A. Hokanspn, Jr. and the 
members of the Development 
Office. President Howell was 
unsure of the disposition of the 
administrators. "Where are you 
going to put them?" he asked. 

Discussion of the library space 
problem continued at the January 
meeting of the faculty when Dean 
Fuehs reported on his search for 
alternative office space for the 
Development Office, concluding 
that there was no suitable space 
available. The Dean of the Faculty 
contended that the installation of 
compact shelving would be "less 
serious than the dislocation of the 
third floor." 

Matilda White Riley. Professor 
of Sociology, suggested that the 


Bowdoin students will be an- 
teing more dollars for their 
education and the faculty and staff 
of the College will be receiving 
higher wages next year after votes 
taken by the Governing Boards of 
Bowdoin College last weekend. 

The two days of meetings 
focused on the College's $14.4 
million dollar budget, however 
discussion also centered on the 
approval of so called "sex-blind" 

The Trustees and Overseers 
voted to increase tuition by $500 
and raised room and board bills by 
$100 each. The $700 hike now puts 
the total cost of a Bowdoin 
education at $6480. In an address 
before a joint meeting of the 
Overseers and Trustees, Roger 
Howell. Jr., President of the 
College, referred to the large 
increase as, "One of the things in 
the budget that I am unhappy 
about. ..But it is necessary." 

Justifying the increase, Howell 
explained that in 1976 dollars, the 
cost of a Bowdoin education is only 
$44 more than in 1969. In 1978 
dollars, the rise in costs will move 
the College from the middle of a 
list of comparable colleges to the 
upper quarter of those schools. 
But. "We don't go to the top of the 
heap," he pointed out. 

Budgetary considerations 
played a major role in the 
deliberations of th" Boards. Ac 
cording to Howell. "The 
documents presented to you are a 
reasonable and responsible 
budget." Several members of both 
bodies were unhappy with the 
budget they were asked to con 
sider. Vincent Welch '38, and 
Merton Henry '50, both Trustees, 
presented a plan that would create 
a committee responsible for 

trimming expenditures by 
$200,000. "It is a myth to say we 
are operating with a balanced 
budget," Welch told the joint 

The Governing Boards later 
voted to strengthen the power of 
their Audit Sub-Committee to do a 
careful review of the new budget 
(see story page 1). 

Many members of the Boards 
were alarmed at the percentage of 
the budget spent on actual 
education. The College spends 
only 25-27 percent of its operating 
budget on its primary purpose. 
Although it is difficult to compare 
this statistic with other in- 
stitutions. Howell commented, 
"We come out on the bottom on 
this one." This percentage has 
actually decreased at Bowdoin 
over the last few years. 

The faculty and staff of the 
College were granted a six percent 
salary hike in the next budgei. Not 
all College employees will receive 
a six percent increase, that is only 
an average figure. 

Faculty members had lobbied 
for a nine percent raise through its 
chapter of the Association of 
American University Professors. 
The administration had hoped to 
give eight percent, but financial 
realities forced the reduction. 
Rosalyne Bernstein, a member of 
the Board of Overseers, summed 
up the attitude of many Board 
members. "I'd like to give the 
faculty 12 percent, but we just 
can't do it," she said. 

The Boards voted over- 
whelmingly to accept a change in 
(Continued on page f>) 

Power shi ft 

Boards clean up budgeting 


The creation of Bowdoin's 
budget has undergone a significant 
change due to the action of the 
Governing Boards of the College 
last weekend. 

Dissatisfaction with their role in 
the budgetary process prodded 
the Trustees and Overseers to 
make several significant changes 
in the process that leads to the 
completed budget. 

The most important change in 
the policy of the College is the 
strengthening of the Audit Sub- 
Committee of the Policy Com 
mittee of the Governing Boards. 
The Committee, which in past 
years has been primarily con- 
cerned with the annual audit of the 
College's finances by Price, 
Waterhouse & Co., has been 

enlarged both in membership and 
power. The Audit Sub-Committee 
will now undertake a close review 
of the budget for the 1978-79 
school year. 

Formerly a committee com- 
posed only of Overseers, the 
Governing Boards voted to add 
two Trustees, two faculty 
members, two students and one 
representative of the Alumni 
Council. A. LeRoy Greason, 
Professor of English, and A. 
Myrick Freeman, Professor of 
Economics, were chosen as faculty 
representatives. Mary Howard 
and Jamie Silverstein. both 
members of the Class of 1978, 
represented the student interest 
until a formal selection is made. 

The Committee was enlarged as 

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page ti) 

'Orient' switches office to Cleaveland Street 


A helpless victim of society's 
allegiance to science, the Orient 
has been evacuated from its 
Banister Hall abode to a house at 
12 Cleaveland Street in order to 
make room for the expansion of 
the Psychology department. 

According to Wolcott A. 
Hokanson, Vice President for 
Administration and Finance, the 
move had been in the works for' 
"about a year." 

The Psychology department and 
the Orient had shared the first 
floor of Banister for nearly 15 
years before the recent expansion 
of the department's curriculum 
necessitated the separation. 
Hokanson claimed that the space 
they had "was just too small for 
their new needs." 

The new Psychology ac- 
commodations will be used for 
three or four computer terminals, 
an office, and a lounge for students 
to browse through psychology 
periodicals and information about 
graduate schools. 

Professor of Psychology Joel 
Peskay explained the reason for 

the department's cramped con- 
ditions. "With the arrival of 
Professor (Guenteri Rose, the 
physiological psychologist, we put 
in a physiological lab which took 
up a great deal of space." 

Peskay also cited the fact that 
two department professors did not 
have offices in Banister and, more 
important, that psychology 
students had to use the computer 
terminals in the Hubbard Hall 
basement where there were no 
professors nearby to advise them. 

Both Banister Hall and the 
Cleaveland Street house have 
been renovated. The Banister 
improvements, which included 
connecting the old office with the 
additions, cost around $800, while 
the work on Cleaveland Street, 
which included new rugs and a 
fresh coat of paint, cost $400. 
Hokanson pointed out. however, 
that "some of the work was 
scheduled to be done anyway." 

Because the Orient is no longer 
in the center of campus, the 

(Conti nue d on page 6) 

Although an extended stroll from campus, the ORIENT will post 
office hours to encourage visitors at 12 Cleaveland Street. Map: 
Bach. i 



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Closed stacks 


We've moved 

ow that the Orient has moved and 
is beginning to set up shop at its new 
home on Cleaveland Street, we would 
remind our readers that, despite our 
remote location, we will remain as ac- 
cessible as ever. 

Business hours, announced in the 
front page article, will be scrupulously 
kept, unless there is notice of a 
change. Now more than ever, we value 
the students and teachers who pass 
through our doors, and we hope that 
keeping regular hours will encourage 
such visits. Of course, readers can al- 
ways send letters to the editor through 
campus mail. 

Moreover, we announce the addi- 
tion of another telephone extension to 
the Orient office: 607. There is, how- 
ever, one hitch — phones have yet to 
be installed in our offices. Neverthe- 
less, if readers are desperately trying 
to reach us, we ask that they leave a 
message at the Union information 
desk or send up a flare. 

Finally, special thanks is due this 
week to Bill Kaylor and Jim Caviston 
for letting us use their now-weary 

n the beginning, Hawthorne- 
Longfellow Hall was created for the 
sole use of the Library. College admin- 
istrators were to "temporarily" occupy 
the third floor offices and would move 
out as soon as satisfactory office space 
became available. No one objected. 
After all, the Library had more than 
enough room at the time. 

Well, it's been 14 years and the ad- 
ministrators are still there. In the 
meantime, the Library has continued 
to grow and is now desperately in need 
of space. The prospect of "closed" 
stacks in the basement is finally be- 
coming a reality. 

The administration's move is long 
overdue. There is no reason why stu- 
dents and librarians alike should be 
inconvenienced by a situation that 
should have been resolved years ago. 

Perhaps the administrators missed 
their chance when they decided to use 
a house they recently purchased at 30 
College Street as a student housing 

At the same time, we realize that it 
would be impossible for the third floor 
administrators to immediately vacate 
their offices. We merely suggest that 
both the Library and the administra- 
tion have neglected long-term plan- 
ning. We hope that the situation will 
be remedied as soon as possible. 

Here's your chance 

JLiast semester, the Orient called on 
the Governing Boards of Bowdoin Col- 
lege to reconsider the projected $700 
increase in tuition and fees scheduled 
for next year. The Boards, however, 
voted to retain that increase last 

Although the increase is now an ac- 
complished fact, there is cause for 
some optimism. Several members of 
the Trustees and Overseers shared 
our irritation with the sizeable jump 
in tuition. As a result, there was a 
readjustment of Bowdoin's budgetary 

Under the new plan, the Audit 
Sub-Committee of the Boards' Policy 
Committee has been charged with the 

responsibility of making a careful re- 
view of the College's budget. In previ- 
ous years, Board members have com- 
plained of their lack of involvement in 
the budgetary process. Finally, they 
have their chance to participate in the 
early stages of the College's fiscal 

The Boards were wise in their move 
to. add faculty and students to the 
committee. We hope that the Audit 
Sub-Committee will live up to its new 
and powerful role in budgetary plan- 

We applaud the reorganization of 
the Sub-Committee and hope that 
with its expanded membership and 
scope some curbs on tuition may re- 

To the Editor: 

We note with interest, if not 
surprise, the editorial call in the 
Friday. December 9th issue of the 
Orient to look to the Physical 
Plant and Security as two areas 
where reexamination might 
produce funds to help balance the 
budget. Perhaps no other source is 
so popular for consideration when 
dollars must be cut. and Bowdoin 
is not the exception but. rather, 
follows along in the pattern set 
across the country in this regard. 

The editorial staff is. of course, 
right. Security and the Physical 
Plant tould deliver substantial 
funds to help balance the budget, 
perhaps up to $250,000 or more for 
the 1978/79 year. Balancing the 
budget by cutting services and 
deferring maintenance is not so 
hard, and it's not new to Bowdoin. 
It was done some years ago with 
rather disastrous results which 
are only now beginning to be 
caught up with. 

The question is not so much 
whether expenses can be avoided, 
but more whether the cost of doing 
so is higher than any prudent 
person would be willing to pay. 
You can't get something for 
nothing. If the Physical Plant and 
Security are to operate at a lower 
cost there will be a price for doing 
so. a price both in terms of 
decreased services and much 
higher future costs in the case of 
deferred maintenance. There is an 
additional cost of potentially 
higher risk and liability which the 
College might face and have to 

We commend to the editorial 
staff the reading of a recent article 
in the November 14. 1977 issue of 
The Chronicle of Higher Education 
on the problem of deteriorating 
physical plants. The problem is not 
a simple one. It's very com- 
plicated. Simplistic solutions such 
as looking to the Physical , Plant 
and Security are easy indeed to 
make but reveal a total lack of 
understanding of the balancing of 
today's costs against future costs. 
The Orient should be